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Mrs. Dorothy Kessler

Hi Wateree Family! I am Dorothy Kessler and am thrilled to be on the Related Arts team this year as the Digital Literacy Integrationist. I have worked with children for 10+ years. Most recently, I worked at an elementary school in Richland 2 School District. I attended both Lugoff-Elgin Middle and Lugoff-Elgin High. Both schools had a huge impact on my life choices and I am forever grateful for the teachers who encouraged me along the way! I am so excited to be back in Kershaw County schools!

I spend my spare time with my husband and our two children, Caroline and Jensen. Together, we enjoy completing DIY projects at home, reading, watching movies and having dance parties in our kitchen! 

I am thrilled to get to know your child this year! It's going to be quite an adventure! 


“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson