Degrees and Certifications:

Laura Close


I am excited to join the staff at McSwain Elementary.  I have taught kindergarten and 4K for the last eighteen years in South Carolina.   My areas of certification are Early Childhood, Elementary Education K-8 and Art -All Levels K-12.  


My Learning Philosophy:


My approach to learning is based on the idea that each child is unique and my teaching is focused in a way that will give each child an opportunity to move forward in their learning. In kindergarten, it is appropriate to learn in active ways and provide meaningful experiences for children. Learning will be based on rich literature and relevant themes that interest children.


My goal is to create a classroom environment that feels like a good home where children feel safe to learn and grow.

We are ready for a great year!