Biography & Philosophy
I began my administrative career as the Assistant Principal at Sue Cleveland Elementary in Greenville County. I served in this capacity for four rewarding years. Since arriving at J-E-T in 2009, I have found a team of dedicated stakeholders which include involved parents, eager students, a professional and caring faculty/staff, and supportive business leaders.
Upon completing my bachelor's degree from the Newberry College, I taught for a year at a private school in Greenville County. In 1995, I took a five year hiatus from teaching. During this time, I pursued a career in Finance and Management. I felt compelled to return to education in 2000 and began my career in the Greenville County School District that year. In 2004, I received a Master's Degree in Education from Southern Wesleyan University. While completing that degree, I took a class in educational administration from Dr. Kathy Howard. The experience of taking this class with such a knowledgeable and dedicated instructor inspired me to pursue a career as a school administrator. In 2007, I earned my Education Specialist Degree in Administration from Converse College.
Since beginning my career as an educator, I have worked in a variety of schools in Greenville County. These schools have provided a plethora of experiences that have shaped me as an educator. I join Edgefield County Schools in fulfilling the mission of “Moving from Good to Great”. It is exhilarating to see what can happen at a school when everyone works together to create a community of learners.
My top priority as principal will always be the students. In making any decision about curriculum, school programs, etc., the impact on students will always be considered. I count it a privilege to serve as principal of J-E-T Middle School and look forward to working alongside the students, faculty and parents as we continue to achieve excellence in education in Edgefield County. My door is open for any comments, questions, or concerns. Together, we are making Johnston Edgefield Trenton Middle School an exceptional place to teach and learn.