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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
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 I am currently in my sixth year teaching 7th Grade World History at Chapin Middle School.
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 Government, History, and Social Studies. I also hold a "Gifted and Talented" endorsement and I am a trained mentor for teachers. Currently, I am serving as a Faculty Team Leader and CMS Chess Club Sponsor.
I am married with two teenage sons. In addition, I have a cairn terrier named Blitz. In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my family internationally where I can use my experiences abroad to enhance my teaching of history. I am also a dual citizen of the U.S. and Italy, an avid Florida State fan, and a good cook.