Ms. Dawn Bradley

Phone: 803-981-7056


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Ms. Dawn Bradley

Hi!  Welcome to third grade at Independence Elementary!  Third grade is an exciting, memorable, and challenging year in your child’s development.  I want this to be a positive year for your child as we build on past successes and learn challenging new things.  As I get to know your child, I hope to create a safe and welcoming learning environment where we are all family and friends.

Close parent and teacher collaboration is a driving factor of student achievement; therefore, let me introduce myself.  I grew up in Virginia but have spent the last 32 years in Rock Hill.  I graduated from Winthrop University with a B.S. in Early Childhood and from Columbia College with a Masters Degree in Divergent Learning.  This is my 13th year of teaching, and all of my years have been at IDES.  Over the years, I have taught kindergarten, second grade, and this is my 3rd year in third grade.  Third grade has become my favorite!  

Away from school, I spend time enjoying hobbies and catching up with my family and friends. My daughter Brooke is a financial analyst in Alabama, my daughter Mallory is a nurse in Virginia, and my son Nick is in marketing in California.  My other kids have paws.  My dog Bella is an Australian Shepherd - Greyhound mix, and Charlie is a Newfoundland – Bulldog mix.  The things I really like to do are read, cook, watch movies, and explore new destinations on vacation.  I also love to be outdoors with my dogs walking, working in my yard, or sitting on the back porch relaxing.

Independence is a wonderful school!  I am looking forward to meeting and working my new students and parents this year.  Together we can make it the best year ever!