What a warm welcome I have received since I arrived in your district. I am thrilled to be part of the Chester County School District and look forward to serving as interim superintendent here. I have been busy visiting our schools, meeting with administrators and teachers, and most importantly getting to know our students. After all, our students are the very reason each of us works here; they have been my personal and professional inspiration for more than 35 years!
Having graduated from Rock Hill High School and Winthrop University, I am very familiar with Chester County and many of our district’s accomplishments and innovative initiatives. I want to learn more about the Microsoft partnership and hiTEC, as well as programs such as Telemedicine and World Class Scholars.
Chester County is poised for exciting economic growth, and I am pleased to see us focused on the “Profile of a South Carolina Graduate.” Together we will give Chester County students the best possible education and help prepare them for successful careers, no matter what their choice.
My plan is to visit classrooms and community events during the next few months, so please introduce yourself! My husband Mike and I are looking forward to getting to know you all better.
My path to Chester County School District:
I have taught math, science, language arts, and social studies in grades 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9, and have worked as an education instructor at Converse College and the University of South Carolina. I have worked as an assistant principal, principal, and as the Chief Human Resource Services Officer for Lexington-Richland School District Five. Most recently I served as the Deputy State Superintendent with the South Carolina Department of Education and am the owner of my own educational consulting business.
I am a proud graduate of Winthrop College, with a Master of Elmentary Education from Converse College, a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy, also from USC.