Phone: 803-722-5543


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 Read 2 Succeed 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 I am currently in my eighth year teaching 7th Grade World History and Geography 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 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 serving as 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 and geography. I am also a dual citizen of the U.S. and Italy, an avid Florida State fan, and a good cook.