Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Education from the University of South Carolina

Mrs. Scottie Ard

My name is Scottie Ard and I am a 5th grade teacher at York Road Elementary. I have been teaching for 8 years, all of them in 5th grade. This will be my second year at York Road after teaching 6 years at Rosewood Elementary where I was the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year.
I attended Rock Hill Schools for elementary, middle school, and high school. I went on to graduate with a Bachelors in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!). One of my favorite things about teaching is helping students as they master a new skill or task for the first time. The pride they feel in their accomplishments is so encouraging! In school, Social Studies was my favorite subject because I love to learn about where we came from and how that impacts where we are today. I had difficulty with math throughout school, so I work hard to help students understand the "why" behind what we are doing in math.
My husband, Landon, and I have been married for 4 years. We have a wild puppy named Birdie who loves to snuggle and play! We love to go to the lake or the beach and spend time as a family. I also enjoy reading in my free time.