Instructor, Bridgestone Environmental Education Program (BEEP)
Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
1984 University of South Carolina, M.A. in Elementary Education 1981 University of South Carolina, B.A. in Early Childhood Education
Certified in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education
2015 – present: Coordinator of Bridgestone Environmental Education Program (BEEP). Duties include developing, scheduling, and presenting programs at the Aiken Bridgestone plants as well as instructing programs at STEP (SRS and Silver Bluff Audubon) and RPSEC.
2014-2015: RPSEC Student Programs Specialist/BEEP Instructor. Duties included instructing BEEP, STEP, and RPSEC programs.
2000-2014: Classroom teacher at Aiken Elementary, 3rd-5th grades. Duties included serving as the Science Fair coordinator, Outdoor Classroom Coordinator, Cooperating Teacher for Student Interns, and Student Council advisor.
1991-2000: Stay-At-Home Mother
1981-1991: Classroom teacher at Laurens St/Aiken Elementary, 3rd-4th grades. Duties included serving as a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation team.
Staff Development Leadership and Participation
2013-2014 member of Aiken County District Curriculum Team for American History
2011-2012 Aiken Co. District Teaching American History Grant workshops participant
2010-2011 conducted a series of writing workshops for Aiken Elementary fifth grade teachers
2011 Planned and coordinated poetry workshops by two nationally known poets for teachers and for students of East Aiken Elem. and Aiken Elem.
2010 Conducted staff development workshop for Aiken County fourth grade teachers on the use of notebooking in science and social studies
2010 Aiken Writing Project at USC-Aiken participant
2009 Science P.L.U.S. Institute at Roper Mountain participant
2008 Participant in the "Hands-on, Minds-on" graduate class through the College of Charleston
2007 Conducted a staff development workshop for Aiken Elementary's faculty on use of the Outdoor Classroom
2006 Conducted technology in-service for Aiken Elementary's faculty