Welcome to First Grade!
Hello! My name is Paula Risher and I have been teaching for 28 years. I have been at James Island Elementary since it opened and love it here! I was at Harbor View Elementary for eight years before that. I was also in Berkeley County for seven years and stayed home with my children for a few years in between all that. I have taught 2nd grade, CD, and first grade and loved them all. I have been teaching 1st grade for ten years and I'm pretty sure it's my favorite grade! I am a graduate of the University of South Carolina and my very favorite team is, of course, the Gamecocks!!! I am originally from Columbia but have been in Charleston longer now. I have a daughter that is 22 and a son that is 26. They are my two favorite people in the world! I am looking forward to a wonderful year with your little ones and can't wait to meet you all! See more information on the calendar. You can contact me by email at paula_risher @charleston.k12.sc.us.