Meet the Episcopal Day School Teachers and Staff

 

Rev. Suz Cate

Mother Suz Cate is the Rector and Headmaster of Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School. The Rev. Suzanne L. Cate holds a Masters of Divinity from The School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, TN, and a BA from Florida State University. Prior to receiving her calling to Holy Trinity she served in Assistant Rector positions in Ormond Beach, FL, and Charlotte, NC. She is married to Will, her husband of 35 years. They have two grown sons who live and work in Nashville, TN.

 

Lauren Russell

Mrs. Lauren Russell is the Acting Director for the 2020-2021 School Year. Mrs. Russell began teaching at the EDS in 2014, but has been working with children in different capacities for over twenty years. These various roles have included nannying, Vacation Bible School volunteer and Sunday School teacher. She has a degree in Food Science for The University of Tennessee. She worked in research and development for Brush Brothers and Co. as a Sensory Scientist. Her role there included Food Safety education. Mrs. Russell has two children that attended preschool at EDS. She enjoys being active in the outdoors with family, reading, traveling, running and coordinating a community support group for families of children with learning differences.

Gini Duncan

Mrs. Gini Duncan is a 5-Day 4K Lead Teacher and the Creative Movement Teacher. She started teaching at EDS in 2007. Her passion is teaching preschoolers a value and moral based curriculum which she was inspired to do after reading several books for preschool children about developing morals and social skills, such as sharing and respect. Mrs. Duncan also strives to teach children the importance of health and fitness. She does this at EDS during Creative Movement time with each class. Mrs. Duncan has also taught Tumbling-Agility Enrichment classes at EDS, gymnastics to preschoolers at a local facility, and is currently is an instructor at Clemson Fitness Company.

 

Susan Nash

Mrs. Susan Nash is a 5-Day 4K Lead Teacher, a Lead Early Morning Care Provider and a Lead After School Care Provider. Mrs. Nash has been teaching at EDS since 2012. Prior to working at our school, she taught at the Parenting Center in Oconee County for five years. She currently serves as Treasurer of District 5 for the South Carolina Early Childhood Association. Mrs. Nash has four children and four grandchildren of her own. She has been volunteering or working with children for 27 years. She loves animals and has several cats, dogs and many other critters throughout her home. Mrs. Nash enjoys giving back to her community. She loves working closely with her daughters to provide food and other essentials for those less fortunate.

 

 

Suzette Andrus

Mrs. Suzette Andrus is the 3K assistant teacher as well as the school’s Music Teacher. Mrs. Andrus started teaching at EDS in September of 2000. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a Master of Science degree in American Studies. She has served as Secretary of District 5 for the South Carolina Early Childhood Association and was named Outstanding District Member in 2013. Mrs. Andrus truly enjoys watching children learn and grow . She states, “I love the hugs, music and laughter the children have brought to my life.” She is also thankful for her husband, two kids and cats.

   
   
 

Carol Durham

Carol Durham is the 4K Assistant Teacher. She began working at EDS in August of 2019. Carol grew up close-by in Pendleton, South Carolina. She says, “I have always had a heart for working with children.” Carol and her husband have a daughter and a son. She enjoys sending time with my family, dirt track racing, and going to the mountains.

 
   

Jean Jameson

Mrs. Jean Jameson is the Lead After School Care Teacher.  Mrs. Jean has been assisting at EDS as a Library Volunteer and Substitute since 2016. She is a native South Carolinian and mother of two girls. Mrs. Jean has an Associates in Liberal Arts from Spartanburg Methodist College and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Clemson University. Mrs. Jean enjoys reading, cross stitching, quilting and helping children grow.

Jerae Wallace

Mrs. Jerae Wallace is the 3K Assistant Teacher. Mrs. Jerae and her family moved to Clemson during the summer of 2019 when her husband accepted a position at Clemson University. They have three children who are ages 15, 9 and 7, attending at D.W. Daniel High School and Clemson Elementary School. Before beginning her family, Mrs. Jerae attended Chattanooga State and was an Orthodontic Assistant for 7 years. She has held many volunteer and leadership roles which include serving on the Primary Parent Council and as Grade Coordinator at Holland Hall Episcopal School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was a member of the National Charity League in Denver, Colorado; taught Sunday School for 1st-3rd grades and was a Vacation Bible School Leader at Christ Church Episcopal of Denver, has worked with the Special Olympics and served as the Liaison for a community soup kitchen. She enjoys spending time with her family and, as time allows, reading a good book.