ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, ROPER MOUNTAIN SCIENCE CENTER
Oversees development and implementation of hands-on, STEAM-based learning experiences for both school and public programming as well as creating and curating immersive exhibits with user experience in mind.
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION, FURMAN UNIVERSITY
Teaches Foundations of American Education (EDU-111) in undergraduate program including supervision of field experiences for students.
VICE PRESIDENT/UPPER SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, SHANNON FOREST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
June 2013-May 2015
Principal of the Upper School (Grades 6-12) and Vice President of the K-12 school. Provided executive leadership in school operations as well as serving as lead designer of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
K-12 SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM CONSULTANT, GREENVILLE COUNTY SCHOOLS
July 2007-June 2013
Developed standards-based curriculum for implementation in K-12 classrooms in a school district of 75,000 students. Provided professional development training in content and pedagogy.
HISTORY TEACHER AND PRINCIPAL OF FRESHMAN ACADEMY, MAULDIN HIGH SCHOOL
June 1994-June 2007
Served as classroom teacher for eight years, during which time taught subjects that included World Geography, World History, Ancient History, Military History, United States History, AP United States History and AP European History. Also designed and implemented Mauldin High School's Freshman Academy and served as its principal for five years.
INDEPENDENT EDUCATION CONSULTANT, SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
September 2011-April 2012
Author of the Sixth Grade South Carolina Social Studies Support Document (Ancient History) that provides the essential content for all students in the state that take this required course.
MASTER OF EDUCATION, SECONDARY SCHOOL LEADERSHIP; FURMAN UNIVERSITY
Concentration in all aspects of school administration with emphasis on curriculum leadership.
BACHELOR OF ARTS, HISTORY; FURMAN UNIVERSITY
Concentration in United States History as well as education courses for classroom certification.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Social Studies Education
South Carolina Council for the Social Studies
South Carolina Historic Preservation Commission Governor's Award; If Walls Could Talk:
African American History of Greenville County, 1790-1920
South Carolina Historic Preservation Commission
NEH Grant Recipient; History and Memory of World War One in British Culture
National Endowment for the Humanities
Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction for Excellence in Teaching
National Society of High School Scholars
United States Representative, Hitachi International School Teacher Exchange Program
Top 10 Finalist for Greenville County Schools Teacher of the Year
Greenville County Schools
Teacher of the Year
Mauldin High School