Thanks for visiting this page to learn a little more about me. My name is Jill Grantham. I have had 3 incredible years at Easley and am very excited to continue to teach with a very talented group of teachers! I also feel so fortunate to return to such an active and supportive community! Prior to becoming an Easley Eagle, I was a Creekside Eagle where I was a technology specialist for 3 years. I have also taught as a fifth grade teacher and technology specialist in both Chapel Hill and Greensboro. This will be my 21st year in education! I feel lucky to have worked in so many great places and with students and teachers in a variety of capacities!
This summer was a very exciting time for my family! We were fortunate enough to travel to 5 amazing places during our time off from school. Our first destination was to Baltimore and then Washington, DC! Wow did we experience a lot in our short time in both of these wonderful cities. The Inner Harbor of Baltimore is such a fantastic place. We had a chance to catch the Red Sox/Orioles at Camden Yard as well! We visited the aquarium and meandered all around the Inner Harbor and Fells Point. In DC we visited many of the museums on the National Mall, the Capitol Building, the White House, the National Cathedral, the Newseum, and took a walking tour of the monuments/memorials at night. We saw the Washington Monument, WWII, Vietnam, Korean, and Lincoln Memorials. Upon our return Mr. Grantham, our dog Mims, and I headed to one of our favorite North Carolina Beaches with our family. Our final two destinations gave us the opportunity to reconnect once again with our North Caroline Mountains. We spent time in Highlands for the 4th of July week and then in Hendersonville. Oh how we love our mountains! We hiked, enjoyed the fresh mountain air, paddleboarded, and ate tasty food. When at home we love to support the Bull City and our Durham Bulls. We also love to urban hike and check out all the new places that are opening up as well as returning to our old favorites.
My husband and I have one dog named Mims. He is a Shepherd mix. He is not much of a swimmer, but he LOVES to fetch the ball in our backyard and go on long walks. He also has a funny habit of taking my husbands socks out of our bedroom and relocating them in other places in our house. He is extremely loyal, oh so lovable, and up for almost any adventure! Mims is very patriotic!
During our stay in Highlands we visited Quarry Falls, Dry Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Lower Satulah Falls and hiked Whiteside Mountain. The waterfalls and the views from Whiteside Mountain were amazing! While in Hendersonville we hiked at Chimney Rock State Park, Big Glassy Mountain, visited a goat farm at the Carl Sandburg home, and saw the play Dear, Evan Hansen.
For fun I enjoy reading, running, paddle boarding, watching sporting events, long walks with the pup and spending time with my hubby, family and friends.