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Subjects Taught
1st Grade


I have a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education grades K-8 from Winthrop University in Rock Hill,S.C. I have a certified endorsement in Emotionally Handicapped from Clemson University and a Gifted  certified endorsement from Georgia Southern University.


This is my 30th year teaching. I taught for five years and then stayed home with my own three children for thirteen years. This is my twentieth year teaching first grade and I really love teaching first graders! I've taught prek, kindergarten, second grade, third grade, fifth grade and Emotionally Handicapped children. I've taught in five different schools in S.C. and three different schools in Georgia. This is my twelfth year teaching first grade at BPS.



I am an Army Brat. My father was a colonel in the U.S. Army. I was born in Columbia, South Carolina but moved to Germany when I was three years old. I went to a German kindergarten and then moved to Georgia for first grade. Second grade was in N.C., third grade was in Kansas, fourth and half of fifth was in S.C., half of fifth,sixth, seventh, and eight was in Virginia, ninth and tenth was in S.C., eleventh was in Pa. twelfth and freshman in college was in Hawaii.Then back to S.C. to finish college. I am married to Art Southerlin and we have three grown children, Kevin, Stephen and Julie Ann who all live in Charleston, S. C. I have a westie named Daisy, and a classroom pet guinea pig named Fluffy.