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Mrs.  Joi  Powell  Wade
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Subjects Taught
ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies


I currently hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from South Carolina State University. I also have a Masters of Education Degree in Reading Education with a focus in Early Literacy Education from Cambridge College.


I have been teaching since 2003. My first professional job in the field of education was in Savannah, Georgia where I taught Pre-Kindergarten for one year. Afterwards, I returned home to Orangeburg and taught Kindergarten at Mellichamp Elementery from 2004-2008. Finally, I was so elated to become a teacher at Whittaker Elementary. When I came to Whittaker I taught first grade for one year 2008-2009. The following year 2009-2010, I looped up with my first grade students and taught them again in second grade. I have been teaching second grade since then and I still thoroughly enjoy it!


I am Mrs. Joi Powell Wade of Orangeburg, South Carolina. I am married to Mr. Ricardo Wade who is also an Orangeburg native. I reside in Orangeburg with my husband and our children JaiDon and Raigon. I am the youngest of my four siblings. My parents are Drs. Don and Bessie Powell. They are both professors who inspired me to join the field of education. Under their tutelage, I was encourgaed to capture and motivate the children of the future by teaching them and guiding them in the right direction. Teaching remains to be my passion!