“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.“ - Martin Luther King, Jr.
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My professional experience combines my love for teaching, instructional design, and technology. For 11 years, I taught middle and elementary school in rural South Carolina. I have experience teaching a number of subjects, but social studies is my favorite! In addition to teaching fifth and sixth grade social studies, I’ve also served as my district’s social studies curriculum liaison. In 2017, I served on the 2020 South Carolina Social Studies College- and Career- Ready Standards writing committee and created a number of lesson plans for the South Carolina Department of Education, University of South Carolina, South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation, and South Carolina Geographic Alliance.
I was elected Elementary Representative for the South Carolina Council for the Social Studies Board of Directors. I was on the selection committee for the NEH Summer Teachers’ Institute “America’s Reconstruction: The Untold Story” in Beaufort, SC, which I attended. I serve as Secretary for the South Carolina Council for African American Studies Executive Board, Vice President of the South Carolina Council for the Social Studies, and South Carolina Council on the Holocaust.
I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and discuss all things regarding instructional technology tools, SCETV and PBS resources, social studies, and character education!
- Elementary Education
- Gifted and Talented
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and son, attending concerts, playing the guitar, collecting and listening to music, cheering for Gamecock athletics, listening to podcasts, reading, and traveling.
January 07, 2021Return treks are becoming an increasingly popular New Year celebration in the African American community. During return treks African Americans spend the new year in West Africa to reconnect with ancestral land and spirit. According to the Year of Return website, 2019 was...
November 01, 2020When I was a teacher, I would often struggle with how to keep parents involved and informed in their child’s education. I would call parents during work hours and often leave messages only to receive a phone call during my off hours. I knew there had to be a better way to...
September 02, 2020To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, ETV Education created an interactive hyperdoc for teachers and students. The hyperdoc is customizable for students in 5th – 12th grades and features content from...
Enhancing Social Studies Instruction Through the Use of Technology: Interactive Webtools and Websites for the ClassroomJanuary 07, 2019From our Educator Guest Blogger Series A popular misconception about history is that it is outdated and only deals with the past, thus newer technology does not apply. This could not be further from the truth. Technology has always been an integral part since the beginning...