Master Teachers (S)
Prior to assuming her role as Technology Coach at Irmo Middle School, MaryAnn taught social studies there and at Ridge View High School, Lower Richland High School and Mayewood High School. From 2001-03, she acted as eSchool teacher at Ridge View High School. This school year she is the SACS chairperson for Imro Middle School.MaryAnn earned a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education—social studies and a Master’s degree in Education—Technology in Education. She is certified in secondary Social Studies, Gifted and Talented, and Advanced Placement US history.
Christi is a Math Technology Coach at Ridgeland Middle School. She has been part of the Jasper County School system for over seven years. She taught 6 th grade math for four years and 7 th grade math for three years. Her first teaching position was in the Allendale School District where she taught 6 th grade language arts.
Christi earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina—Aiken and is currently enrolled at Lesley University where she will receive her Master’s degree in Educational Technology in December 2004.
For the last two years, Gina has been the Mathematics Instructional Coach at Sandhills Elementary School in Swansea. Prior to this she taught 3rd grade for two years at Sandhills and for three years at Frances-Mack Elementary in Lexington School District 4.
Gina earned her BA in English from the University of South Carolina and a MAT in Elementary Education from USC. She has added an additional 30 credits to her Master’s degree. She is a TeacherLine facilitator for ETV and a member of NCTM and SCCTM.
Tamara M. Stroman
Tamara is the Science Coach at Leaphart Elementary in Columbia. Until 2001 she taught math and science at Leaphart. She also taught 4 th and 5 th grade math and science at Hopkins Elementary and 7 th grade geography and 8 th grade MAT 7 Prep at Dent Middle School in Columbia.
Tamara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Benedict College and an Interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Natural Science degree from University of South Carolina.
For the last 17 years, Margaret has taught at West Ashley High School in Charleston. She teaches Marine Science in grades 11-12. She also taught five years at Trident Academy for Learning Disabled Students. Margaret is a PACE instructor for South Carolina and for the third year is teaching the graduate course, New Teacher Induction Seminar (NTI), for Charleston County.
This National Board Certified teacher is also an Educational Leadership Partner at the South Carolina Aquarium. Margaret has been named Low Country Science Teacher of the Year.
She earned a B.S. in Interior Merchandizing from Radford University in Radford, VA, and a master’s degree in Education/Biology from The Citadel. She has an additional 65 credits in Marine Science/Technology from the College of Charleston and other educational institutions.Terri Stansfield
Terri has been in the South Carolina school system for the last 14 years. A Sallie Mae Award-winning educator, she is a firm believer in using a hands-on approach with her students. She has taught in both the regular and special education settings. Terri is currently employed as a fifth grade Science, Math and Social Studies teacher at Hampton Elementary School in Hampton School District 1. She also serves as a color guard instructor at Wade Hampton High School.
Terri earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. She is currently working toward a master’s degree in Creative Arts in Learning through Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.
Linda is a graduate of Lander University with a degree in Elementary Education. She has been teaching at Elloree Elementary for 21 years and has been a teacher for 28 years.
In addition to her current position as a first grade teacher, Linda has worked with after school programs, Family Math and Science programs, and Saturday Academy at Elloree Elementary. She is presently serving as a LRS for Literacy First at her school.
The media specialist at Lady's Island Middle School in Beaufort, Doug has worked for the last ten years helping teachers and students integrate media and technology into the curriculum. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Charleston teaching courses in integrative technology. He has made presentations on media literacy, technology integration and multimedia production at the SC Ed Tech Conference, the SC Middle School Conference, and the SC Association of School Librarians Conference.
Doug holds a bachelor of arts in history from the University of South Carolina and a master's degree in Library and Information Science from USC.
The English Department chair at Battery Creek High School in Beaufort, Shelley is the coordinator of Team Dolphin, a pilot program of Interdisciplinary Studies. In addition, she teaches English. Shelley earned her bachelor of arts degree in education from American University and holds a master's degree in education in curriculum and supervision from the University of Hartford.Margaret Steele
A sixth grade math teacher at White Knoll Middle School in West Columbia, Margaret is a certified member of the Orton Gillingham Academy. She has designed and implemented remedial curriculum for academic assistance students. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Clemson University where she specialized in teaching math and ELA to learning disabled students.
Zelphine is a curriculum specialist for Orangeburg Consolidated School District Three. She also taught at Rivelon Elementary School in Orangeburg and at Vance/Providence Elementary School in Vance. She was named "Special Educator of the Year" in 1998 by the Orangeburg Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children and "Teacher of the Year" at Vance/Providence in 1999. In her role as curriculum specialist, she teaches courses pertaining to the math standards and Elementary Quantitative Literacy.
Zelphine earned her undergraduate degree from Columbia College and is doing graduate studies at South Carolina State University.
Christi graduated from USC-Aiken in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She is in her fifth year of teaching at Ridgeland Middle School. Always eager to expand her knowledge, Christi attends the state math conference every year and this year is planning to go to the national math conference in April. She has taken courses on applied math through USC-Beaufort, grant-writing courses, leadership workshops on middle school organization, and technology courses through the Low Country Math and Science Hub and the Technical College of the Low Country. All of these workshops have impacted on her teaching. She has conducted informal presentations on the new information she has learned for colleagues in the math department.
Cam T. Szakovits
Cam teaches second grade at Sheridan Elementary School in Orangeburg. She is a certified Early Childhood Educator with a master's degree in child development. With 13 years experience in the classroom and a background in science, Cam was selected by the Bamberg-Calhoun-Orangeburg Math and Science Hub to be one of this year's NTTI master teachers. She has taught three Hub-sponsored graduate level science methods courses and typically facilitates several three-day Kit-Based Science workshops each year to introduce other teachers to this type of science instruction.
Active in many professional organizations, Cam was recently recognized as the 1999 statewide winner of the "First Light Award" for exemplary science instruction by the SC Association for Children's Science.
A graduate of the University of New Orleans, Helen holds a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education and a master's degree in natural science from the University of South Carolina. Since 1992, she has pursued further graduate studies in the science content area, curriculum development and technology in the classroom.
Helen teaches eighth grade science at Northwood Middle School in Greenville. She was named Northwood's Teacher of the Year in 1996-97 and was Greenville County's First Runner-up for District Teacher of the Year. For the past three years, she has been named Exemplary Science Teacher for Northwood. This year Helen was named state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching at the secondary level.
In addition, Helen was one of the first participants in the Greenville County HUB's Curriculum Leadership Institute and has presented several workshops throughout the district on the district's Middle School Resource Guide. She has also made presentations at the South Carolina Science Council's annual meeting as well as the Middle School Associations's convention. Since 1996, Helen has been an instructor for Science PLUS at Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville, working with teachers in grades 3-5.
Helen is a member of the National Science Teachers Association, SC Science Council, the Middle School Association and Delta Kappa Gamma. Helen was a master teacher at the first SC TTI held in 1991.Robert Scott
Robert has been a member of the faculty at Hemingway High School for 12 years. He currently teaches Math Tech Prep II and SAT Math. He received his bachelor of science degree from Benedict College. Robert participated in the 1993-94 Teacher Training Institute and the Curriculum Leadership Institute sponsored by the Pee Dee Math-Science Hub in Florence.
During the 1992-93 school year he was selected teacher of the year at Hemingway High School. He is a member of the South Carolina Education Association and the South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He also belongs to Outstanding Young Men of America.Rob Sheffield
Rob Sheffield teaches ninth grade physical science, 11th and 12th grade physics, and 11 and 12th grade physics for the technologies at Laurens District 55 High School. He graduated in 1996 from Clemson University with a bachelor of science degree in secondary education with an emphasis in the physical sciences.
Along with his teaching duties at Laurens District 55, Rob is the assistant wrestling coach and the assistant soccer coach.