Mrs. Kori BrownOur Principal
Mrs. Brown completed her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She earned her Masters of Education in Administrative Leadership from Charleston Southern. Mrs. Brown has been in education for 25 years. Mrs. Brown was named Assistant Principal of the Year in Berkeley County in 2010-2011.
Mrs. Brown is the fifth generation of educators in her family, and grew up knowing she would teach. School has always been one of her favorite places, so much so, that she had perfect attendance from kindergarten through twelfth grade! She and her husband Alan have one daughter, Kali. They also share their home with a dachshund poodle, Wrigley.
While she loves all literature, The Giving Tree and The Velveteen Rabbit are her all-time favorites. She enjoys learning new things and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Marty FrenchAdministrative Assistant, Grades K-2
Mrs. French graduated from the University of North Texas with a teaching degree and attended Texas Women's University for her Administrative Degree. She has been in education for 27 years. She began her teaching career in Texas where she served as a teacher in both first and fourth grades, as an instructional specialist, and then in administration. She has served as principal in four schools, Townley Elementary, Stipes Elementary, Howe Hall AIMS, and Daniel Island School. She retired as the principal of DIS in 2016 to rest a bit and spend more time with her grandchildren in Texas. She has returned to DIS to serve as the Assistant Principal of K-2. She is an advocate of the school and is very excited to join the Admin Team to continue to move the school forward.
After retiring and resting for a year, she found that productive activity is what she enjoys most. She is ever so grateful to Principal Brown for the welcome back and the opportunity to continue her work in education.
One of her favorite children's books is The Jolly Postman; it provides great memories of interactive reading with children.
Mrs. Lori Ann GriffinAssistant Principal, Grades 3-5
Mrs. Griffin is not from the Charleston area. She was born in Florida, but moved to Georgia and Maryland during her adolescent years. She attended Georgia Southern University for her undergraduate degree, and continued at Kennesaw State University for her Master’s in Education Leadership.
Mrs. Griffin has been in education for 18 years. Her experiences have included teaching third, fourth and fifth grades as a classroom teacher, interventionist in grades kindergarten through second, a curriculum coach for grades kindergarten through fifth and an assistant principal for six years. Her experiences include working in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and Cobb County, Georgia. Two years ago her family moved to the Charleston area from Atlanta where she landed a job in Berkeley County as a Title I Facilitator. She and her husband, Tom, have three daughters, Katherine, Julianne and Maggie Lou.
Where the Red Fern Grows and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane are two of her favorite books in which she has enjoyed sharing with students over the years. She enjoys reading, running, traveling, college football and spending time with her husband and daughters.
Mrs. Jennifer Heard
Assistant Principal, Grades 6-8
Mrs. Heard was born and raised in Charleston, SC. She attended the College of Charleston for her undergraduate degree, continued at Converse College for her Master’s in Education, and also at The Citadel for her Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership.
Mrs. Heard has been in education for 15 years with teaching experience in both 6th and 7th grades, math and science. She taught in Dorchester Two before moving to Berkeley County in 2004. She and her husband, Greg have two daughters, Lillian and Lauren, and a son, Daniel.
The Number Devil is one of her favorite books and she enjoyed sharing it with her math students. She enjoys boating, traveling, and spending time with her husband and children.