Meet Mrs. De la Fuente
Meet Mrs. Frye - Librarian
Meet Mrs. Hallman - Guidance
My name is Courtney Hallman. I am the new school counselor at Hollywood Elementary. Before becoming the school counselor, I was a classroom teacher. I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. This is my fifth year working in Saluda County and it is truly where I feel like I belong.
I graduated from the University of South Carolina and am a full blown Gamecock fan! The only tigers I’ll be pulling for are the Saluda Tigers! My husband and I live in Saluda with our dog, Gracie, and we will soon be adding a little girl into the mix. We couldn’t be more excited to continue growing our family and being able to raise our future children right here in Saluda.
I am looking forward to this school year and being able to serve Hollywood Elementary as the new school counselor.
Meet Mrs. Herron
I began teaching in 1997. This is my 26th year teaching special education, and my fifth year at Hollywood Elementary. I earned my bachelor’s degree in elementary education and learning disabled from Newberry College and later added on emotionally disabled from Columbia College. I completed my masters in Educational Leadership from Winthrop University.
I am married to Shane and we have two children: Natalee (17) and Cody (24). I enjoy being outside, traveling, attending Natalee’s sporting events, spending time at the lake, and spending time with my family.
I look forward to a great year this year! We are going to learn so much.
Meet Ms. Hughes- Math Interventionist
Meet Mrs. Kunkle
My name is Beth Kunkle. This is my fourth year teaching at Hollywood Elementary. I have been married for 18 years. My husband and I have two children. My daughter, Audrey, is in 10th grade at Mid-Carolina High School. My son, Kole, will be in the 8th grade at Mid-Carolina Middle School. We also have a dachshund named Hadley. In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching college football and spending time with my family.
I am currently taking courses at the University of South Carolina, where I will be working on my Master’s in Education in Language and Literacy. I will graduate in May 2023. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Lander University plus additional certification in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of South Carolina. Over the last few years I have had different teaching opportunities. I taught preschool for several years and I have experience teaching kindergarten to fifth grade.
Mrs. Latham - Speech
Meet Mrs. Moore - Reading Intervention
Meet Mrs. Morse - Reading Coach
Meet Nurse Quattlebaum
Meet Ms. Rikard - Rise Intervention
My name is Natalie Rikard, most of the little ones call me “Miss Natalie”. I’m a graduate of Saluda High School and currently finishing up my last year at Piedmont Tech here in Saluda where I’m majoring in Human Services. When I’m not spending time with my family or babysitting I love to go shopping, spend time taking care of my cows, and going to the sale barn with my granddaddy every Monday!
One fun fact about me is Hollywood is where I went to elementary school at! My little brother, Greyson Rushton (“G”) is also at Hollywood!
Meet Mrs. Rodgers - Instructional Assistant
Meet Mrs. Ruff - Instructional Assistant
Meet Mrs. Sheaffer - Reading Intervention
working with the Reading Intervention program here at Hollywood Elementary. I am a graduate
of Lander University and Winthrop University with a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.
My husband Gary and I have three children; Matt (16), Jayme(14) and Caleb (11). We enjoy all
sports and I personally enjoy my crafting time.
I am excited to start this school year with you so that we can RISE to be the best.
Meet Mrs. Tuttle - ESOL
Meet Mrs. Wertz
My name is Jennifer Wertz, this will be my 8th year at Hollywood Elementary School. Previously, I taught 6 years at Saluda Primary School. Before earning my degree I worked for 10 years at a local daycare center and 5 years as an instructional assistant at Saluda Elementary School. I have also worked as an after school coordinator and have experience with students from pre-k through 5th grade. I grew up in Saluda County and attended Saluda County Schools. I graduated from Lander University in 2009 with a bachelor’s in Special Education. In April of 2015, I received my master’s from Concordia University in Curriculum and Instruction. I look forward to serving the students at Hollywood Elementary School. Let’s have a rocking year!
I live in Saluda County. In my spare time I love to read and I enjoy making memories with my family.
Meet Mrs. White: Art
Meet Mr. Wilson - Music