A Charter School for Children With Reading Differences

History & Mission

The Gates School, a public charter school serving grades 1-5, opened their doors in August 2021 after years of planning by dedicated parents and community members. The goal was to bring an educational institution specifically designed for dyslexic learners to the Lowcountry. Orton-Gillingham instruction and a multi-sensory educational model is instituted throughout the classrooms providing the pathway for the success of our students.

Gates School aims to unlock the potential of each student through the use of innovative teaching approaches while adhering to all state curriculum and standards. Additionally, Gates aspires to serve as a regional model that is a beacon to educators and parents as to what can be accomplished through dedication, service, and a supportive educational foundation.

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

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Jean Castelli

Principal
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 Ashley Brooks

Executive Director
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Janice Nichols

Director Of Operations
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Rachel Jones

Office Manager
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Betsy Ward

1st Grade
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Caroline Grove

3rd Grade
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McKenna Ford

3rd Grade
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Maura Twohig

4th Grade
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Angie Odachowski

Speech Therapist
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Kristin Varn

Occupational Therapist
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Gillain Maro 

School Counselor

Meet Our Board

To contact: board@gatesschool.org

Stephanie Sams, M.A. (Chair)

Eric Bentson

Ashley Goverman

Rosie Herold

George Hynd, PhD

Robert McFerran

Sedric Webber

Trey Zimmerman