SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Strong organizing and directing skills. Written/oral communications skills. Providing research and development. Assert responsible leadership and direction in the planning and implementation of educational programs. Extensive experience in instructional methods, training, aids, the psychology of learning and course preparation,
I.M.A. Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. February 1992
B.A. Elementary Education, University of South Carolina-Aiken, Aiken, South Carolina. May 1985
South Carolina: Elementary, Middle School Education
Director, Natural Resources/Environmental Education Program Grades 3-graduate, Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina. Fall 1993 to Present. Science Teacher (Science Specialist), Grades 1-5, Redcliffe Elementary School, Aiken, South Carolina. Fall 1989 to Fall 1993. Teacher, Gifted and Talented Students. Fall 1986 to Spring 1989 Classroom Teacher, Fifth Grade Redcliffe Elementary, Aiken, South Carolina. Fall 1986 to Spring 1987. Classroom Teacher, Fifth Grade Jackson Elementary, Jackson, South Carolina. Fall 1985 to Spring 1986.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
Co-PI Natural Resources Environmental Education Program Grant ($850,000.00) Project Director for the composition of the Redcliffe Outdoor Classroom Grant ($25,000), 1991 Recipient of Nutra Sweet Corporation Grant ($500.00). Recipient, Ruth Patrick Science Education Center Outdoor Classroom Grant. Recipient, South Carolina Wildlife Federation, Conservation Education Award Teacher of the Year, Redcliffe Elementary School, 1991 Recipient, Disney Channel "American Teacher Awards", 1992 The American Nuclear Society, Outstanding Teacher of Mathematics and Science. Conservation Education Teacher of the Year (Aiken County), 1992 Conservation Education Teacher of the Year (Edisto Savannah Valley of Conservation Districts), 1992
Board of Directors, SC Environmental Educators Association Aiken County Science and Math Advisory Committee. University of South Carolina, Aiken County Public Schools Science Education Enrichment Day Steering Committee. Chairperson, Teachers Inservice for Area 5 Steering Committee. Chairperson, Redcliffe Outdoor Classroom Steering Committee. Meeting with over 100 interested teachers concerning the "Outdoor Classroom Project" (Program for Learning Centers for Outdoors involving Wild Life Habitats, Historical Nature Trails, etc.).
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Committees. National Education Association (NEA). South Carolina Education Association (SCEA). National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Phi Delta Kappa South Carolina Science Council (SC2). South Carolina Environmental Education Association (SCEEA).
CONDUCTING FORMAL PRESENTATIONS ENTITLED:
"Redcliffe Outdoor Classroom Project" "The Russian Experience" Science Labs "They're Not Just for High Schools Anymore" 76 Local schools, school district, clubs and civic organizations 11 State and regional conventions 8 National conferences 1 U.S.-Soviet Convention of Science Teachers, 1991
Writing Effective NEPA Documents, Stanley Corp. Denver, Co Local Ecology, Ruth Patrick Science Center Ecology of the Southern Appalachians, Ruth Patrick Science Center. Ecology of the Rocky Mountains, Ruth Patrick Science Center. Education Science Leadership Program (ESLP). Erskine College, Due West, South Carolina. Project Learning Tree, Ruth Patrick Science Center Star Lab Training, National Science Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia. Program for Effective Teaching (PET). Project Wild, Ruth Patrick Science Center Activities that Integrate Math & Science, Aiken School District. Aquatic Project Wild, Ruth Patrick Science Center. Project Learning Tree (updated).
Available upon request