ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, ROPER MOUNTAIN SCIENCE CENTER

June 2015-Present

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

January 2009-present

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.

MASTERS OF EDUCATION, SECONDARY SCHOOL LEADERSHIP; FURMAN UNIVERSITY

Concentration in all aspects of school administration with emphasis on curriculum leadership.

1998-2000

BACHELORS OF ARTS, HISTORY; FURMAN UNIVERSITY

1987-1991

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 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

Hitachi Corporation

Top 10 Finalist for Greenville County Schools Teacher of the Year

Greenville County Schools

Teacher of the Year

Mauldin High School

Greenville, SC, USA

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