Meet our Team

Kindergarten

 
 
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Ms. Amanda Christman

Ms. Christman graduated from The University of South Carolina with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Christman has been teaching for 7 years and has taught every grade from Pre K-3rd grade. First grade is by far her favorite grade! Ms. Christman's passion as a teacher is reading. She loves seeing a child's growth at the end of year and knowing she was a part of that.

 

Ms. Taryn Clark

Hi, my name is Taryn Clark and I am a Teacher's Assistant here at Riverwalk Academy. I have been married for 11 years and I have three wonderful children who are all attending Riverwalk Academy this year. As a family we have been with Riverwalk since the beginning. I am so excited to be on staff this year and work with the children to make it the best year ever! I look forward to meeting the kids and the parents.


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Ms. Emily Hyleman

Hello! My name is Emily Hyleman and I am so excited to be teaching at Riverwalk! I graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelors of Science with a dual certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I am recently married and live with my husband in Lake Wylie. I am a lover of all things animals and the color purple. Teaching has always been my dream and it's so exciting to see it come true. I look forward to teaching your child this school year

 

Ms. Tessa Wilson

My name is Tessa Wilson and I am a Kindergarten teacher assistant. I studied Physical Education and Mathematics at Winthrop University and have worked with kids for 10+ years. Teaching has always been my passion and I am excited to make a difference in the lives of students. My husband, Mark, is the PE teacher here at Riverwalk and we have a daughter and son. In our spare time, we enjoy hiking and camping with the kids and running OCR races. I am fortunate and thrilled to be a part of the Riverwalk team!


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Ms. Shandy Manigault

Hello! My name is Shandy Manigault and I am so excited to be teaching Kindergarten this year! I am a graduate of Winthrop University and previously taught preschool! I was born and raised in Easley, SC and I have one younger sister. I enjoy exercising, cooking and spending time with my two nieces! I consider teaching to be a work of heart, an honor and I enjoy working with my scholars every day!

 

Ms. Heather Crimm

Hi! My name is Heather Crimm and I am a kindergarten assistant. This is my second year with Riverwalk and I love it! It has been a joy getting to know the students and watching them grow. My husband and I have been married for 17 years and we have three wonderful sons. We enjoy spending time with family and going to all the boys sporting events. They keep us busy!


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Ms. Lynzie Santucci

Hi! My name is Lynzie Santucci and I am so excited to be teaching Kindergarten at Riverwalk Academy! I graduated from the University of NC at Charlotte with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Childhood and Family development! I was born and raised in North Carolina but now live in Rock Hill with my husband, stepdaughter and 3 dogs! I have previously taught kindergarten for four years, and third grade for a year. I am thrilled to be going back to kindergarten.

 

Ms. Iva Willis

My name is Iva Willis (pronounced Eva), and I am very excited to start my first official year at RWA! My previous employment was in hospitality industry but last year, after volunteering in the classroom, I decided to pursue a full time position and become a part of the Riverwalk family. I fully embrace the project based learning concepts, with unique approaches and rewarding benefits for individual learners. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know all the Learners and Parents soon!