Hollywood Elementary where staff and students excel
and parents and community care!
Principal: Jennifer Thomas
Hello! My name is Jennifer Thomas. I grew up in Leesville, SC and graduated high school from Batesburg-Leesville High School in 1995. I graduated from North Greenville University in 1999 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Shortly after college graduation, I became employed by Saluda School District One, where I taught third grade at Saluda Elementary School for 7 years. In 2006, my family and I moved to Winchester, Virginia. In Winchester, I taught third grade for 2 years at Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School. While in Virginia, I received my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. In 2008, I received National Board Certification in the area of Early Childhood Generalist. During the summer of 2008, my family and I moved back to Leesville, SC. I served as the Instructional Coach at Hollywood Elementary School from 2008-2016. I completed my Education Specialist Degree in Administration and Supervision through Clemson University in May 2013. I served as the school's Assistant Principal for two years and have been excited to serve Hollywood's students, teachers, and parents as the school's Principal, since the 2019-2020 school year. I truly love being a part of the Hollywood Elementary School family and calling #ONESALUDA my home. As we like to say at HES, I am Hornet at Heart and Tiger Proud!
I have been married to my husband, Gary Thomas, for twenty-three years. We have a seventeen year old daughter named Anna Grace. She is a 12th grader at Saluda High School. We also have a nine year old son named Owen, who is a fourth grade student at Hollywood. We are all very active members of Lake Murray Baptist Church. My family and I enjoy watching football (Go Saluda and Clemson Tigers!), going camping, swimming, and spending time with our family and friends.