Meet our team

Third Grade


ms. Nicole Bright

Hi. My name is Nicole Bright, and I am thrilled to be teaching 3rd grade here at Riverwalk Academy. I was born and raised in Walterboro, South Carolina, and currently reside in Fort Mill with my fiancé and our two daughters. I am a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University. Since teaching is my passion, I am very fortunate to be able to do what I love. Children have an innate curiosity and soak up everything around them, and my goal is to instill a love for learning in them. This will enable them to continue to learn and grow throughout their lives.


Ms. Mandy Delangie

My name is Mandy DeLangie and I was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. I live in Fort Mill with my husband Jason and our fur baby Ellie! I received my Bachelors of Art in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina Upstate. I have taught Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten. I am looking forward to teaching Third grade. I like to spend my free time traveling with my husband, reading books and watching my Gamecocks play on Saturdays and the New England Patriots play on Sundays. I am excited to be a part of Riverwalk Academy! 


Ms. Lara Jessee

HI! My name is Lara Jessee. I am honored to teach 3rd grade at Riverwalk Academy! I graduated from Winthrop University with my degree in Elementary Education. For the past 12 years, I have been teaching Pre-K in Charlotte, NC. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Dustin, and we reside in York with our 4 beautiful children--Weston, our son, and our daughters, Rylan, Teagan, and Camdyn. I am a true animal lover, and we have several dogs, a bunny, and a hamster at home. My family and I enjoy fishing, camping, and finding sharks' teeth at the beach. I enjoy singing, serving others with my church family, and making learning fun for my students.