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Ms. Erika Matzelle



Erika Matzelle

Assistant Principal Intern


I am excited to be the Administrative Intern at Sand Hill Elementary this year.  I grew up in Vermont and fell in love with Charleston in 1995 when I stepped off a plane after being in a foot of snow and was greeted with sunshine and warm air.  I attended Charleston Southern University where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Through my teaching career, I knew that I wanted to continue to grow as an educator and leader.  I received my Master’s degree in Education from Lesley College in 2003 and then in 2017 I received a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership for the University of South Carolina.  I spent 10 years teaching kindergarten and first grade in Berkeley County.  As I began my own family, I wanted my children to attend their home schools and so I moved and became a teacher at Flowertown Elementary.  During my time at Flowertown I served as a first-grade teacher, a Reading intervention teacher, a Behavior specialist/PBIS lead, and the Instructional Technology Specialist.  For the last three years I have been a lead teacher at Meeting Street Academy in Charleston. I am grateful that my journey into school leadership has brought me “home” to Dorchester School District Two and Sand Hill Elementary.  I look forward to this opportunity to Learn, Grow, and Serve alongside the Sand Hill Family!