Ms. Alyssa Leibman
Ms. Alyssa Leibman has worked in education for the last ten years, most recently as the English Language Arts coordinator for Florence 1 Schools. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in African Studies from the College of Charleston’s Honors College. She also has a Master's degree in Educational Supervision with high school, middle school and elementary school licensure.
"With a legacy that spans over a half of a century and a strong connection to the Wilson High attendance area, Wallace Gregg Elementary is a key part of the Florence 1 Schools story and a pillar of the larger Florence community,” Leibman said. “It is my honor to serve the students and families of Wallace Gregg and my privilege to work beside outstanding teachers and a dedicated staff."
Mr. Larry Jackson
Philosophy of Education: My philosophy of education is not about how well you or the students do, but how well you have reached a child and impacted their life.
Purpose Statement: To help others reach their goals and desires by sharing my passions of music, creativity, spirituality, and business acumen.
Music Education K-12
Masters in Music Education
Francis Marion University
Coastal Carolina University
Horry County Schools, Internship/Educator
Coastal Carolina University, Director of Student Bands
Johnsonville Middle/High School, Educator
Wallace Gregg Elementary School, General Music
Moore Intermediate School, Band
I am Latoya Sims, and I am the Media Specialist here at Wallace Gregg Elementary School. This is my fourth year being a Media Specialist, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. Our amazing students at this school are doing great things and they are motivating me to find interesting ways to challenge and teach them about all the different resources that our school has to offer.
Before moving to the library, I was a 6th grade English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher. I have been here at Wallace Gregg for six years and enjoy every moment of it. I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Francis Marion University and my Masters's in Library Science from the University of South Carolina.
It is my belief that everyone can learn. Our children are our future, and we must fill their minds with all of the knowledge that it can hold so that the future is bright. One of the best ways of doing this is by getting our students involved in their learning. This can be done through books, computers, tablets, etc. Let's show the world our students!
My name is Mrs. Williams and I’m the School Counselor at Wallace-Gregg Elementary. I believe I have the best job in the world, because I have the opportunity of helping students succeed for a brighter future. I received my undergraduate degree from Saint Leo University and a Master’s in School Counseling from Liberty University.
My goal here at WGE is to focus on social-emotional learning in order to better help students academically and to prepare them for the future. There are a variety of strategies used to help students, such as classroom guidance lessons, small groups, and individual counseling sessions. I also collaborate with teachers, staff, parents, and other stakeholders to find ways to help students thrive to their full potential.
I visit each K-5th grade classroom monthly throughout the school year and have the chance to interact with every student during these lessons. Lessons typically last 20 minutes for K-1st and 30 minutes for 2nd-5th. These lessons cover topics such as school readiness skills, understanding feelings of self and others, problem solving skills, friendship skills, and bullying.
Small Group Counseling
A variety of small groups are offered to students who may benefit from spending some extra time developing academic, social, or emotional skills along with other students who are coping with similar life situations. Groups can have anywhere from 3-5 members and usually meet once a week for several weeks.
Some students can benefit from one-on-one counseling to get help with academic, social, or emotional challenges.
Wallace Gregg Elementary School: Grades K-5
Wallace Gregg Elementary School was established in 1954.
Motto: Where Greatness Exceeds Status Quo
Ms. Alyssa Leibman
515 Francis Marion Rd
Florence SC 29506
The faculty and staff of Wallace Gregg are dedicated to providing the students at Wallace Gregg Elementary School the best education possible. We strive to make the school a safe, cheerful place that students want to come and learn.