Meet our team

Second Grade

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Leonia Bowman

My name is Leonia Bowman. I was born and raised in Walterboro, SC, but currently reside in Rock Hill, SC. I also have one daughter who is 5 years old, who is my pride and joy. I have been teaching since 2009. I graduated from USC-Upstate in 2008 with a BS degree in psychology with a minor in Early Childhood Education. I also have obtained my Masters in Education and Business Administration from Ashford University. During my free time I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, friends, and sorority (Delta Sigma Theta) sisters, and going on vacations. I am very excited to be part of the Riverwalk Family, and teaching children that they can do and be anything they want if they put their mind to it.


Jillian Baumeister

Hello! My name is Jillian Baumeister and I am excited to be joining the second-grade team at Riverwalk Academy this year. I just moved to the Rock Hill area from Florida.

In 2016, I graduated from the University of North Florida with my BA in Elementary Education and I am currently working towards achieving my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. I have always had a passion for teaching and learning, and I love watching my students grow. A few of my favorite things include, coffee, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


Briana Matlock

Hi! My name is Briana Matlock and I’m thrilled to be teaching kindergarten this year at Riverwalk Academy! I’m a graduate from the University of South Carolina, with a degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus is Social Advocacy and Diversity. I’m originally from Maryland but have recently moved to Rock Hill. I am so excited about joining the Riverwalk family!