Meet our Team



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


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!


Angela Reneau

My name is Angela Reneau. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Winthrop University. I have taught Kindergarten at Riverwalk the past two years and I am currently enjoying teaching First grade. I love Riverwalk and the many wonderful families I have met thru teaching here. I have been married for 17 years and I have 3 beautiful children. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, and golfing.


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! 



Hello! My name is Amanda Nguyen. I am thrilled to be a part of Riverwalk Academy's first grade team! I graduated from the University of South Carolina- Columbia in December of 2015 with two Bachelor of Arts degrees. I have a degree in both Early Childhood Education and Fashion Merchandising. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and exercising. I have a passion for teaching and watching my students grow!



Hi! My name is Heather Crimm and I am a teacher's assistant. This is my third 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!