Meet our Team



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.


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!


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!


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!