Special Area Teachers

Students at SECC attend Special Area classes each week on a rotating schedule.  Classes will meet with Music, Physical Education (P.E.), Library/Media Center, and Guidance to learn developmentally appropriate skills in each area.


 Ms. Jennie Conner - Teacher
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Hello! My name is Elizabeth Conner and I am the Music teacher for Southside Early Childhood Center and Carolina Elementary School. This is my eleventh year of teaching and my third year teaching at SECC and CES. Prior to coming to Hartsville, I taught in Dillon School District 4 and the former Bamberg District 2. I received my Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education from Converse College and my Master of Music Education with a Concentration in Early Childhood and Elementary Music from the University of South Carolina. I have also earned a certificate for the Gordon Institute of Music Learning Early Childhood Level 1 Course. My husband, Brian, and I have been married for 4 years. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing with my cats and dog, reading, completing crafts and cooking.

Physical Education (P.E.)

Mr. John Jones - Teacher

Library/Media Center

 Mrs. Lori Strickland - Media Specialist


I love sharing wonderful stories with children and encouraging them to be curious, inclusive, creative, problem-solving, collaborative, and lifelong learners .
Also, I love teaching them how to find stories and information for themselves in both print and digital mediums.
I have been SECC's Library Media Specialist for 4 years and was the Children's Services Librarian at Hartsville Memorial Library for 11 years. 
I am a Professionally Certified Teacher who earned my MBA in Library and Information Science from USC and my BA in English Literature from FMU.
Please stop by and enjoy our new Library Media Center in Building 3.