Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Journalism: University of S. Carolina M.A.T. English: The Citadel, Charleston, SC

Mrs. Ballard

Welcome Back to the 20-21 School Year! 

I am excited to be teaching my fifth year as a Concord Spider! I will be teaching English III and IV this year. In addition, I will be teaching yearbook and the advisor for The Spider Web for the fourth year in a row.  Previously I taught seventh grade AIG, Scholars, and ELA at CMS for three years. Before that I taught Creative Writing, English II, English I Honors, and Freshman Seminar at Summerville High School in S. Carolina for six years.  I also taught 7th and 8th grade GATE (AIG) at DuBose Middle in Dorchester County for five years. I began my teaching journey teaching English I Honors at The Charleston County School of the Arts. My former career was at The College of Charleston where I was a Div. I head softball coach in the Southern Conference for five years and pitching coach for two years in the TAAC conference.


In this new distance learning environment, it is imperative that if you have not joined the class Remind, that you do so as soon as possible. 

Yearbook Class:

English III:

English IV: 


Plan C Office Hours: If you need individual assistance, please attend the Microsoft Teams Office Hours.

Monday-Thursday 7:45 AM-8:35 AM

Monday-Thursday 1:25 PM-2:15 PM

Friday 7:00 AM- 8:00 AM

Friday 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM


However, if you have an immediate question, the best way to contact me is through Remind. I am pretty good about answering those messages within 24 hours. 

For the duration of the time that we are physically out of school, we will be using our Canvas page to post all lessons and assignments. Every week/class new assignments will be posted. All assignments are due by midnight each Friday and should be submitted on Canvas. Parents/guardians, if you would like to follow along in Canvas, go to the Documents tab on the left; there are directions posted there. 

Durante el tiempo que estemos físicamente fuera de la escuela, usaremos nuestra página de Canvas para publicar todas las lecciones y asignaciones. Todos los lunes se publicará un nuevo módulo. Padres / tutores, si desea seguir en Canvas,vaya a la pestaña de documentos a la izquierda; hay direcciones publicadas allí.



Fall Schedule 

1 (A-B)  Homeroom   

12 (B) English IV Yearlong

21 (A) English III Yearlong

22 (B) English III Yearlong

31 (A) English III Yearlong

40 (A) Yearbook

41 (A) English III Yearlong Honors

40 (B) Yearbook

42 (B) Yearbook Fall



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