Having come to Columbia County when my husband attended dental school at the Medical College of Georgia, I taught at a couple of junior colleges before joining the faculty at Harlem High School in 1981. I had previously taught five years in metropolitan Atlanta schools. It is with great pleasure and pride that I still work at Harlem today in the science department.
I currently teach college prep biology and advanced placement biology, although I have taught anatomy & physiology, biology II, chemistry, physical science and health in past years at Harlem. I have been department head since 1983.
My biology I class is famous for its insect collection, leaf collection and creature project along with the more normal activities of an introductory biology class.
I have sponsored the Science Club at Harlem since 1991. The club has participated in the Science Olympics sponsored by the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center at the University of South Carolina Aiken for several years and has won two first place trophies in 1996 and 1995 and two second place trophies in 1997 and 1993. Members eagerly anticipate the event each fall.
I have three wonderful children - two grown daughters and a son. My older daughter is married with two children - a son and a daughter and is working slowly toward her degree in business. My younger daughter attends the University of South Carolina. My son will attend Harlem soon - the best of all possible schools to attend. :)
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http://rpsec.usca.sc.edu/Classwork/731sp99/personal/kitchens.html (February, 1999)