The Principal's Page

Hello, my name is Tanya Underwood and I am the proud principal of Pepperhill Elementary School!  

I have been at Pepperhill Elementary School for ten years.  I have enjoyed working closely with your children and ensuring that they receive the best education in these critical years of learning.  I have an open door policy and want you to know that I am here for you and your family. 

I am originally from Pennsylvania.  I grew up in a sub-burb of Philadelphia.  I moved to the Charleston area when my husband was attending the College of Charleston and have stayed here ever since.  We both fell in love with the low country.  We have a daughter that is a freshman at Clemson University this year.  

I have worked in Charleston County School district as a teacher, parenting specialist, assistant principal and now as a principal.  I have my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education.  I have my Master's Degree from The Citadel in Educational Leadership.  I have recently attended the School Leadership Executive Institute which is a program through the South Carolina Department of Education for School Leaders. I also have been trained at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro North Carolina.
 I love to learn and continue to strengthen my skills as a school leader so that I can in turn strengthen my teacher's skills as well.  We take pride in being a professional learning community at Pepperhill and strive to continue to be on the cutting edge with our programs.  This year we were all trained in Responsive Classroom and are using these strategies school-wide.

Learning is an adventure and it takes practice.  Please visit my links and participate in some learning fun with your child.

Tanya Underwood

If I can be of assistance, please contact me at or by phone at 843-767-5905.