St. James Episcopal Day School


Enrichment Classes

St. James offers a wide range of enrichment opportunities for students to excel in their unique gifts, as promised in the mission statement. 

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  • Teacher: Catherine Leake
  • Pre-K 4 through fifth grade attends art once a week. Ms. Leake incorporates different methods and techniques with each project. The students also learn about various artists and their unique styles.
  • Instructional Technolgy Teacher: Alison Fin
  • Mrs. Fin (an award-winning State Technology Teacher of the Year), leads our broadcast studio—one of the state’s only fully-eqipped, on-campus broadcast studios at the elementary level. She incorporates current events, school themes, and classroom teachings to direct and produce programs twice a day. Fifth grade students host an entertaining show, twice daily, integrating academic topics, school announcements, and daily lunch menu. All grades participate during the year to produce and write scripts. Costumes, often designed by students, further enhance the experience. Participating in broadcast helps the students with their communication skills and their confidence levels.
  • Teacher: deSha Carter
  • Mrs. Carter teaches about the traditions and customs of the church and the Episcopal faith. Every year, Mrs. Carter and School Counselor, Mrs. Singletary, declare three themes that will inspire their daily teachings.
  • Pre-K 3 through fifth grade attends Christian Education once a week.
  • Library / Information Specialist: Jackie Colvin
  • Every class visits the library once a week. She teaches the students about library resources, including the structure of a library and the various genres and types of books. They are also constantly inspired to read, not only for class requirements, but for enjoyment.
  • Reminder: Pre-K 4 through second grade may check out a book for one week. Third grade through fifth grade may check out a book for two weeks.
  • Teacher: Nita Hannie
  • Pre-K 3 through fifth grade attends Music once a week. Mrs. Hannie covers various genres of music and famous musicians. She also prepares a different class every week to sing during our Friday Eucharist.
  • Teacher: Carrie Chandler
  • Pre-K 3 through fifth grades attend P.E. twice a week.
  • In addition to teaching different skills and and strategies, Coach Chandler also incorporates team building, problem solving, and technology into her daily classes.
  • Teacher: Carolina Woodman
  • Originally from Peru, Mrs. Woodman blends traditional teaching methods with technology. She also incorporates unique songs that help the students memorize colors, verbs, and more.
  • First through fifth grades attend Spanish class twice a week, and Pre-K 3 through Kindergarten attend once a week.
  • Teacher:  Tammy Wood
  • Kindergarten - fifth grade visits the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Lab every week.