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Degrees and Certifications:
BA Education, University of SC Associates Degree Nursing, Midlands Tech National Board Certified Teacher, Health Science Technology HOSA Advisor Registered Nurse
I am excited to start my 8th year at Chapin teaching Health Science 1-2 and the Clinical Studies Program! I grew up in the Columbia area, and graduated from Irmo High School. I am a proud Carolina Gamecock, and hold a BA degree in Education from USC. I taught elementary school in District Five for many years before going back to school to obtain my nursing degree from Midlands Tech. I have two grown sons, Andy, age 35, and Josh, age 33. They are also graduates of Irmo High and USC. They both got married this year, so I have two new daughters, Kim and Laura! As a Registered Nurse, I worked at Lexington Medical Center in the operating room as a surgical nurse. I became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2017 in the area of Health Science Technology. I have come full circle in my career, and enjoy teaching students who are interested in pursuing healthcare careers!