I am the child of educators. Both of my parents were teachers. My mother was an elementary teacher and my father was a high school Biology teacher. My parents married when they were young and went to college while starting a family. I was in kindergarten when my mother graduated from Montevallo University and my father graduated from Auburn University when I was in 4th grade. I followed in my daddy's footsteps and graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology & English.
My first teaching position was at Lyons High School in Toombs County, Georgia. We moved to Chapin, SC in 1987 where I began teaching at Distinctive Education Center (now Glenforest), a private school in Columbia that focuses on students with learning differences that fall through the cracks in a traditional setting. After teaching there for five years, I started teaching 8th grade Math and Science at Chapin Middle in Lexington 5. I left Lex 5 to spend some time at home with my girls. I later took a position at Richland County Public Library, in Youth Services. For three wonderful years I was able to homeschool my girls, teaching them in a non-traditional way. It must have been successful - they both went back to public school and were accepted and graduated from SC Governor's School for Arts & Humanities. They are now college graduates and happily married. One is the Assistant Director for DRUM Percussion Studio in Greenville and the other works for United Way of the Piedmont in Spartanburg (she's married to a HS English teacher),
I started working at SCETV in October 2005 as an Instructional Technology Specialist. I trained over 3,000 SC teachers each year. I am now working in the IT Department assisting school districts and other state agencies with live streaming. Don't ever hesitate to email me if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org). You are not bothering me, it's my job!