Background encompasses extensive professional education-related experiences in the following key positions of responsibility:

  • Classroom Teachers grades 2, 4, 7, and 8
  • Classroom Grade Chair
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Reading Department Head and Instructor (College)
  • Curriculum Coach
  • Assistant Principal
  • Adjunct College Professor
  • Principal
  • Clinical Professor
  • Upstate Schools Consortium Coordinator
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Teaching Internship

Designed for candidates enrolled in Furman's extended program. The course provides candidates with opportunities to plan and implement instruction, manage the classroom, evaluate student progress, communicate with other professionals and parents, and develop as professional educators under the supervision and mentoring of university and public school personnel.


Designing & Implmtg Curriculum

Study of the school curriculum including objectives, current issues, experimentation, and change. Perspective and methodology to equip the teacher, administrator, or supervisor to participate effectively in curriculum development.


Supervision & Instr Leadership

Introduction to educational supervision, including the primary supervisory responsibilities of the building-level administrator for providing leadership to improve instruction. Course includes required field experience.


Schl Personnel Administration

This course focuses on identifying, analyzing, and developing effective methods of personnel administration, with an emphasis on human resource responsibilities and functions occurring at the school district office level. Topics include human resource planning, policies, recruitment, selection, induction, evaluation, and professional development.

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  • Palmetto Gold Award (2004; 2003; 2002);
  • Teacher of the Year (1985 and 1990);
  • South Carolina State Department of Education Showcase School (2005);
  • Recipient of the Teacher’s Incentive Program (TIP), (1989);
  • South Carolina Exemplary Writing School (2003);
  • Education Oversight Committee (EOC) Reducing the Achievement Gap Award (2002; 2003; 2004);
  • South Carolina State Department of Education Deregulation Status (2005);
  • SACS 30 Year Accreditation Award (2003);
  • Career Woman of the Year, Liberty, SC (2005).
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Clemson University
Clemson University

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