Education & Experience

  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C
    MLIS, Master of Library & Information Science
    Graduated May 2004
    University of S.C. is an ALA Accredited University
  • University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Greensboro, N.C.
    Department of Library & Information Studies – Distance Learning
    Completed three courses in 2001-02 and then transferred to U.S.C. when we moved to Charleston, S.C.
  • The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.
    Master of Arts in Christian Education with an added emphasis in Music Leadership
    Graduated 1985
  • Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, N.C.
    Bachelor of Arts in Music Education
    Graduated 1979
  • Have served in schools with 300-2,700 students and 35-250 staff members
  • Have worked in elementary schools and high schools. Elementary school included 6th graders one year
  • Served in high poverty school (99% free lunch / 99% African-American)
  • Collaborate with and support the staff in integrating technology and information literacy into their curriculum
  • Prepare and lead lessons to classes on research, online databases, citation, plagiarism/copyright law, etc.
  • Assist and train students and staff on using catalog, computers, software and the Internet
  • Troubleshooting computers
  • In addition to coordinating Media Center, performed in a variety of roles including: Webmaster, inventory specialist, co-produce student news show, key communicator (public relations and marketing), volunteer
    coordinator, make weekly ‘Connect Ed’ calls to parents, and more
  • Named ‘Key Communicator’ of Year for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools in 2009
  • Named ‘Teacher of the Year’ at Chicora Elementary in 2003
  • Provided computer classes for parents and grandparents and gave used computers to those who completed the class
  • Represented Chicora Elementary at the national ‘America’s Choice’ convention in L.A. in 2004 and made a presentation about the parent/grandparent computer class