Lauren Smalls » Welcome!




I am originally from Williston, South Carolina. I have fond memories roaming the halls, engaging in learning, and participating in the extra curricular activities this wonderful district had to offer. I am excited to be back and service the scholars of the community and school I once attended.



I attended the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. I, then, received my Master's Degree in Literacy Education from the Citadel Military College.



I have 13 years experience teaching grades Kindergarten through Grade 2 in domestic and international settings. I look forward to serving Kelly Edwards Elementary School as the Literacy Coach for the 2021-2022 school year.


What is a Literacy Coach?

literacy coach is a literacy leader who works collaboratively with teachers, administrators, and department staff to improve student achievement in literacy. The literacy coach provides school-based support for teachers as they implement effective literacy instructional practices. 


"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." ~Nelson Mandela