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Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs, Florida State University Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law Gifted and Talented Endorsement Read2Succeed Literacy Endorsement South Carolina Designation: "Highly Qualified" in Social Studies and Government for Middle Level and Secondary Level Teacher Mentor Certification
Mrs. Felicia A. Kopelman
My name is Felicia Ann Kopelman and I have been teaching Social Studies in Lexington Richland Five middle schools since 2010. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and International Affairs from Florida State University and a juris doctor degree from the University of Florida College of Law. After practicing law for eleven years, I decided to combine my love for history and young adults and enter the classroom. I taught 8th Grade South Carolina History for three years at Dutch Fork Middle School and then transfered to Chapin Middle where I have been teaching the last eight years. I taught 7th Grade World History for seven years and Geography last year. Now I am back full circle in 8th grade teaching SC History once again.
I hold a certification in Social Studies for the middle and secondary levels and I am considered "Highly Qualified" by the State of South Carolina in the areas of Social Studies and Government. I also hold the "Gifted and Talented" and "Read2Succeed" endorsements and I am a trained mentor for teachers. Currently, I am working on my "Online Teaching" endorsement and I am serving as the Social Studies Department Head for 8th Grade. I have also been known to sponsor the Chess Club!
I am married with two teenage sons who are both in college this year. In addition, I have a cairn terrier named Blitz. In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my family where I can use my experiences to enhance my teaching of history and geography. I am also a dual citizen of the U.S. and Italy, an avid Florida State fan, and a good cook.