Non-partisan candidate for Richland County School Board District 2.
Education: BS Clemson University, MA Furman University, EdD Nova Southeastern University
Experience in Political or Related Positions:
Assistant Superintendent in Greene County, VA (3 years)
Director of Instruction in Greene County, VA (3 years)
Lead Teacher- TWO Academy for Girls Magnet Program at Dent Middle (1 year)
Magnet Director- Discovery and Explorations Magnet Programs at Spring Valley High (2 1/2 years)
Assistant Administrator at Spring Valley High (1 semester)
Teacher- Biology and Scientific Research at Spring Valley High (1 year)
Teacher- Life Science at Landrum Junior High (3 years)
Why should voters choose you in this election?
I am a longstanding member of the Richland Two Community, I have devoted my professional life to public education, and as a parent I have a vested interest in the success of this district. As a student, I attended Forest Lake Elementary, Dent Middle School, and graduated from Richland Northeast High School. The phenomenal educational foundation I received in Richland Two fully prepared me for college at Clemson University. While at Clemson, I earned a bachelor's degree in Secondary Science Teaching and furthered my education by earning a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Furman University and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
As an educator, I taught middle school life science in the upstate and then returned to Columbia to teach biology and scientific research at Spring Valley High School. After completing my master's degree, I became an administrator at Spring Valley High School and later served as the Magnet Director for Discovery and Explorations. From there I moved to Dent Middle School where I developed and led the Two Academy for Girls magnet program. Due to my husband's career, we temporarily moved to Virginia where I initially served as the Director of Instruction and later was promoted to the Assistant Superintendent of the school district.
After moving back to South Carolina, we made it a priority to return the Richland Two community. We were adamant our children would experience the same excellent educational opportunities I was afforded as a child. Our five-year-old son attends kindergarten at Catawba Trail Elementary and we have a three-year-old daughter who will be attending school in this district soon.