Congratulations Ms. Terrissa Staley, our 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year at JPT

We want to congratulate Ms.Terrissa Staley- Pre-Kindergarten Teacher for being selected as our 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year!


Ms. Terrissa Staley is a Pre-Kindergarten Educator at John P Thomas Elementary School. Ms. Staley began her undergraduate studies at Claflin University (Orangeburg, SC) where she pursued a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education and earned her teaching license for the state of South Carolina. She earned a M.A. in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ). Ms. Staley has taught for three years on the elementary level, 5 years in behavioral centers as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), and as a Student Analyst. Ms. Staley serves on the School Improvement Council Committee (SIC), Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), Academic Committee, Behavior Matrix/Incentive Committee, and Student Mentor Program. Ms. Staley is a member of the Palmetto State Teachers Association, NAEYC, SC ABA, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Her motto is “Them NOT Me!

Ms. Staley