Melissa Pender

Melissa Pender, Principal

--Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from USC in 2013
--Master’s Degree in Integrating Technology in Education from Lesley College in 2004
--USC-Aiken - BA in Early Childhood Education in 1997


My name is Melissa Pender, and I am the Principal at Coosa Elementary. My husband and I have three children; Chelsea, Cody, and Logan. I enjoy working with children and have taught Pre-k through fifth grades. I enjoy spending time with family, friends, boating, and watching Football. Go Cocks!

Renee Roberts
Renee Roberts
, Assistant Principal 

--Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Capella University in 2012.
--Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction: Literacy from Lesley University in 2006.
--Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Winthrop University in 2002.
--National Board Certified in Middle Childhood Generalist: 2008 & 2018

My name is Renee Roberts and I am the Assistant Principal at Coosa Elementary School.  I am a native Beaufortonian and love everything about the Lowcountry.  My husband and I have 2 kids: Zach and Gwendolyn.  I love learning and working with students every day!  I have experience teaching in grades 3-5 and working with students and teachers as both a math and literacy coach in my career.  To sharpen my saw, I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the beach, and running.