Welcome to Marketing!
As we enter the 2023-2024 school year, I'm excited about beginning my 22nd year at ACTC as the Business and Marketing Instructor. With a strong background in both business and education, I bring a unique perspective to the classroom.
I hold a bachelor's and master's degree in business from Clemson University, earned in 1992 and 1994. In 2009, I further expanded my expertise by completing a master's degree in education from Furman University. Most recently, in May 2023, I earned my Master of Science in Instructional Design and Learning Technology from Anderson University. I strive to inspire my students with a similar commitment to personal growth.
I firmly believe in the power of hands-on experiences, and I create immersive learning opportunities that engage and motivate students while developing their essential business and marketing skills. My classes follow a project-based approach, focusing on cultivating hard and soft skills necessary for college and career success. Through simulations, presentations, performance tasks, and collaborative projects, students actively participate and demonstrate their competency and growth.
To empower students, I prioritize their voice and choice in projects whenever possible. I believe granting them ownership of their education fosters a sense of value, respect, and connection. Traditional tests are deemphasized in favor of printed or digital portfolios, which comprehensively showcase students' progress.
I am genuinely excited about the year ahead and our potential to achieve remarkable things together. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out. Let's make this academic year one to remember!
Learning Designer/Facilitator forBusiness & Marketing864-847-4121 ext. 2133Fax: 864-847-3539EducationB.S. in Management,Clemson University (1992)Master of HR Development,Clemson University (1994)M.A. in Education,Concentration in School LeadershipFurman University (2009)M.S. in Instructional Design and Learning TechnologyAnderson University (2023)SC Areas of CertificationBusiness EducationSecondary PrincipalSecondary SupervisorSC Certification EndorsementsOnline TeachingRead to SucceedOther CertificationsGoogle Digital Marketing & E-commerceHubspot Content MarketingHubspot Social Media MarketingYEScarolina Entrepreneurship CertificationAICPA High School Advanced Accounting CertificationBusiness Experience (1992-2002)Human ResourcesMarketing/AdvertisingOperations ManagementCustomer ServiceInventory ControlMerchandisingBudgetingLoss Prevention