Phone: 704-764-2920 Extension: 7802
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Chinnis graduated from the University of South Carolina-Columbia where she received a BA degree in English. She first began teaching in Walterboro, SC, where she grew up. She taught 8th grade and knew that she loved middle school from the start. After spending a few years teaching in South Carolina, she moved to North Carolina with her husband and taught 7th grade here at Parkwood Middle. After teaching 7th grade for a year, Ms. Chinnis taught 6, 7, and 8th grade reading classes at Parkwood Middle.
Ms. Chinnis received her Master's degree from UNCC.She began her career in administration at Parkwood Middle where she served as Assistant Principal before transferring to Porter Ridge Middle their opening year. Ms. Chinnis remained at Porter Ridge Middle until she moved to Parkwood Middle as the principal in January 2008. Ms. Chinnis moved to Prospect Elementary at the beginning of the 2013 school year and is very happy to continue working in the Parkwood Cluster.