Alumni Highlight: Gambrell Burns, Class of 2007

After graduating from SCS in 2007, Gambrell attended North Greenville University where she majored in elementary education. 
In 2013, she trained teachers through Fellowship Greenville with Vision Trust in Liberia, Africa. For her first year of teaching, she taught first grade at Southside Christina School and then taught third grade for five years. She also taught 4th grade in Florence, South Carolina. for two years and first grade in Greenville for two years at Bethel Elementary. 
Gambrell is SC certified in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, was the 2020 PTA teacher of the year at Bethel Elementary, and is currently working on her masters in literacy.
She and her husband, Jordan, got married in 2017, and they now have two children, Stella and Griffin. She enjoys spending time with her family, baking, cooking, reading, and being outside.
Gambrell says, “Being at SCS prepared me academically, but also spiritually in my walk with the Lord and in my confidence to grow into who God made me to be. It is at SCS I really grew to embrace the gifts and talents God has given me and gave me a joy for serving Him through serving others. Through working as a teacher's aide in high school, my love for teaching grew, and I began to see God working through me in helping children love learning. Being a wife and mommy is my favorite calling, but teaching is no doubt next.”