As we begin the 2021-2022 school year, this school year marks my twentieth year at ACTC. I have both a bachelor’s degree (1992) and a master’s degree (1994) in business from Clemson University as well as a master’s degree in secondary school leadership (2009) from Furman University. I recently completed the series of four classes at the College of Charleston to add the Online Teaching endorsement to my South Carolina teaching certificate.
I believe that students learn best by "doing." All of my classes are project-based with a strong emphasis on and development of the soft skills students need for success in college and careers: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. Students will demonstrate their mastery of course competencies through performance tasks, projects, simulations, and presentations (rather than tests). When possible, I try to give students voice and choice in many of their projects. Generally, students will not be assigned homework. Final exams have been replaced by either printed or digital portfolios.
Because classes are project-based, technology-infused, and student-driven, students are expected to take an active role in their learning. Project-based learning can be challenging because students are building interpersonal skills, communication skills, leadership skills, problem-solving skills, and time management skills, as they tackle a variety of challenges. However, most students find it very rewarding when they look back and reflect on what they have learned and how they have grown.
I'm looking forward to a great school year. Contact me (see contact information below my Bitmoji) with any questions or concerns.
Instructor864-847-4121 ext. 2133Fax: 864-847-3539EducationB.S. in Management,Clemson University (1992)Master of HR Development,Clemson University (1994)M.A. in School Leadership,Furman University (2009)Postgraduate Courses & Endorsementin Digital & Online Learning,College of Charleston (2018-2020)SC Areas of CertificationBusiness EducationSecondary PrincipalSecondary SupervisorSC Certification EndorsementsOnline TeachingRead to SucceedCurrent InterestsInstructional and Digital Technology
Project-based LearningAuthentic AssessmentDigital Portfolios21st Century SkillsBusiness Experience (1992-2002)Human ResourcesMarketing/AdvertisingOperations ManagementInventory ControlMerchandisingBudgetingLoss Prevention