About Me

Dear Families,

Welcome to CDl! I am so excited about this school year and can’t wait to get to know each of you and your little ones throughout the year! 

My name is Kristen Straub and I am the teacher of the classroom.  I recently moved here from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where I taught Pre-K for five years.  I attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and earned a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.  Four years later, I earned my Master’s degree in Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  My dog Cooper and I are excited to be here in South Carolina and can’t wait for a great fourth year at James B. Edwards.  Daralyn Manigault is the assistant teacher in our classroom.  She is from Charleston, South Carolina and has been teaching at James B. Edwards for nineteen years.  

I am the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year at JBE, and I could not be more honored.