Degrees and Certifications:
After high school, I started my career as an apprentice Marine Machinist at Charleston Naval Shipyard. Several years later, I transferred to TRIDENT Refit Facilty in Kings Bay, Georgia, where I served as a certified journeyman mechanic, then was promoted to a Training Leader. After 15 years of federal civil service, I decided to change careers to become a teacher so I could spend more time with my children. I attended evening classes while working full time to become a certified teacher. After spending 3 years at Camden Middle School, I moved back to Charleston to teach at Oakbrook Middle School.
While working full time, I attended evening classes at The Citadel to earn a Master's degree in Biology. In the meantime, I moved to Summerville High School. Since then, I have completed enough graduate hours to earn Master's +30 certification. Since I have been at SHS, I have taught Applied Biology, Biology, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Environmental Science.