8th Grade Math Teacher/Department Head

Helen Hutto-Palka

I have taught in the Sumter School District for over ten years. I have a Bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and a Master’s degree from Grand Canyon University. I am a National Board Certified Teacher and a Noyce Master Math Teacher. Algebra is my favorite math to teach. I love kids and I enjoy helping them as they learn new math concepts and life skills. I am married and have two grown children. I love animals, crafting, reading, and working puzzles. I am a “big kid” and I like to use games, puzzles, and crafting in my math classes.

7th Grade Math Teacher

Essie Fludd

I have been a mathematics teacher for 25+ years with a degree in Mathematics Education.  I have four children and four grandchildren.  My hobbies are gardening, watching movies, and reading how-to and inspirational books and information.

email: essie.fludd@sumterschools.net

6th Grade Math Teacher

Harry Lash

email: harry.lash@sumterschools.net