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The Academic Enrichment Center (AEC) at Hammond is located in the heart of our middle and upper schools. With easy access to classrooms and the library, students of all ages find it to be a wonderful resource for academic guidance and support. Whether they are seeking a place to study individually or in small groups, tutoring in a particular subject, a quiet place to make up a test, or guidance from one of our staff members, the AEC is eager to help. Parents and teachers often drop in or set up appointments to gather information and collaborate as well. The AEC is busy making a difference in the lives of our students.


Philosophy and Goals

Hammond is committed to providing an educational environment which challenges children of all ages to develop skills which will prepare them to be successful in the college setting and beyond. The Academic Enrichment Center is a resource for all Hammond students and teachers to support the learning process. Our primary goal in the AEC is to teach students how to become effective students and self-advocates. 


Dr. Ashley Noojin, director of the Academic Enrichment Center, is a
licensed clinical child psychologist who came to Hammond in 2007 after
years of clinical practice in the medical and community setting. Ashley is    Hammond parent and a graduate of the Westminster Schools and
Davidson College. She completed her masters and doctorate at the
University of Alabama at Birmingham Health Sciences Center and a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. She manages all psychological services and programs in the middle and upper schools at Hammond.   Contact her at anoojin@hammondschool.org.


Mrs. Kimberly Harrell graduated from Clemson University in 2002 with a BA in Math/Secondary Education.  Following graduation, she taught high school math (Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra II, Algebra III and Pre-Cal) at Porter-Gaud School and Pinewood Preparatory School.  Kimberly has also tutored students for the past 11 years.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, Rogers and her two children, Margaret (6) and Edward (2). Kimberly moved to Columbia this past summer and is thrilled to be part of the Hammond family.  Contact her at kharrell@hammondschool.org.



Mrs. Paula “Bunny” Peacock joined the Hammond faculty in 2011. She completed her Master of Arts in Teaching at the University of South Carolina after graduating from the Honors College at the University of Alabama. Bunny taught 5th/6th grade math and science at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School for 4 years, and she has been privately tutoring students for the past 10 years. Bunny is a 1991 Hammond graduate and feels fortunate to be the mother of 4 beautiful girls. In addition to her role as an academic enrichment advisor, Bunny coordinates our tutoring programs. Contact her at ppeacock@hammondschool.org. 



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