Avant has served as the media specialist at Hemingway High School
in Hemingway, SC, for the past seven years and counting. She has
a bachelor's degree in English from Francis Marion University, and
prior to becoming a media specialist, she worked as an English instructor
at Florence Darlington Technical College in Florence, SC. She received
her Masters of Library and Information Science degree from the University
of South Carolina with her post graduate work focusing almost exclusively
enjoy reading a good novel and love the summers when I can kick
back on the beach and read. I also like to shop and work outside
in my yard. I hope that you find your Teacherline course to be a
productive learning experience!
name is Elizabeth Beard. I am married, live in Florence, SC, and
I have two little boys---(one is 2 1/2 and one is 4 months old -
as of Feb 2008). Besides being at home with my boys, I teach online
for Midlands Technical College and PBS TeacherLine, and I also do
private tutoring. I really enjoy being able to teach online because
I am able to do everything I love (teaching and being a mom) at
the same time.
deciding to stay at home, I taught elementary school for five years---3rd,
4th, and 5th grades. It's funny to think that I am actually busier
now than I was with a full time job!
got my masters degree in Educational Technology through an online
program from Boise State University. I really enjoyed the online
element of it because it was so flexible. From the program, I developed
an interest in online learning and the use of technology. Technology
is a wonderful thing---you are able to learn while you continue
your regular routine!
My name is Kelly
Gump and I have been with TeacherLine since 2004. I received my
BS in zoology from The Ohio State University and my masters in Educational
Administration from Baldwin Wallace College. I have taught high
school and middle school math and science. I have also served as
a mentor program coordinator for new teachers.
I love working
with TeacherLine. The flexibility is wonderful and the caliber of
content is top notch. I have been fortunate to work in distance
education for years now, first with Educate Online and now with
PBS. I cannot think of a more convenient way for educators to earn
CEUs or graduate credit. I truly enjoy the interaction with
learners and I know they gain valuable insight from each course.
I am married
to Kerry who is a Captain in the Marine Corps. We currently reside
in NC with our two young sons Jake and Sam and our dog Apple.
Long is the Media Specialist at Doby's Mill Elementary School in
Lugoff, SC. She has happily held this position since the school
opened its doors six years ago. She presents regularly at conferences
around the state on technology and media related topics. She is
the Treasurer of her district's local chapter of the IRA.
received her Bachelor degree in English & her Master of Library
Science degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She
completed her Masters +30 degree in large part through completing
PBS TeacherLine courses. Having enjoyed so many wonderful TeacherLine
courses, she is thrilled to be a TeacherLine facilitator, furthering
her online learning in this capacity.
lives in Camden with her husband, her beautiful baby girl, and her
two crazy hound dogs, where she works hard to regularly engage in
what she believes are the 3 R's that lead to a happy life: Reading,
Running, and Relaxing with family & friends.
and raised in Columbia, SC, Elaine McClure received her BA from
the University of SC, her Masters from the University of Alabama
and her Ph.D. from USC. For the past 31 years she has taught at
Fort Jackson, first as a resource teacher and then as a fifth grade
teacher, retiring May 2004. A few months later, she accepted a position
with Morris College in Sumter, SC, as an Associate Professor and
the Elementary Education Program Coordinator.
try to teach my future teachers with as much practicality as possible.
By helping them develop units and activities that support the national
standards, I feel that I can provide them with a firm foundation
wherever they may go to teach.
belongs to numerous state and national organizations that promote
teaching and she constantly gathers ideas from them as well as presents
sessions to them. She has received several local and national awards
honoring her contributions to education during the past years.
Phillips, a resident of Gaffney, SC, has lived there most of her
life except for a few whirlwind years in California, Virginia, and
Italy. She has been an educator for 17 years, the first 10 teaching
junior high and high school English. After becoming frazzled from
grading student essays, she decided to make use of her masters
degree in library science working as a media specialist in an elementary
and high school setting.
now serves as the Coordinator for the Distance Education Learning
Center (DELC) for the Cherokee County School District. Her job allows
her to work with teachers, administrators, and SCETV personnel to
meet the specific needs of teachers and students in the district.
hobbies include, well
used to include
and antiquing. I am married and have four children, ages 18, 11,
5, and 22 months. Needless to say, their interests and activities
are quite diverse allowing me little time for hobbies. I look forward
to collaborating with all of you!
Quilal-lan has been a facilitator for Teacherline since November
2002. In addition to facilitating courses, she also teaches 5th
grade Science and Language Arts. Before that, she taught 8th grade
Science and also 3rd and 4th grade classes. Before teaching in a
classroom, she taught at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens of SC.
received both her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and
her graduate degree in Natural Science from the University of South
Carolina. Go Gamecocks! She is married to Arren, has
a four month old son, Collin, and three dachshunds (Ginger, Roxy
and Molly.) She enjoys traveling, cooking, and reading.
Setser is currently at home with her youngest son, but she has taught
in grades preK-12 and worked as a technology resource teacher for
the past 13 years. She has worked for Teacherline since 2003, and
monitors the TECH 101 orientation course for TeacherLine.
education includes: Bachelor of Arts, Clemson University, Elementary
Education with a minor in Mathematics; Masters of Education, Converse
College, Gifted and Talented Education; Masters plus thirty in Technology
format and flexibility of TeacherLine courses drew me in, but the
discussion boards and content kept me coming back! I enjoy exchanging
ideas with teachers all over the country. Its incredible to
feel the connectedness of teachers all over the country. TeacherLine
is an amazing community!
Shuler has been facilitating Teacherline local and national courses
since 2004. This is her second year as media specialist at Marshall
Elementary School in Orangeburg, SC. Robin has taught for the past
20 years. She has a BS and Masters Degree in Elementary Education.
May 2008, she will receive a second Masters Degree in Library and
Information Science from the University of South Carolina. She enjoys
reading, sports, and surfing the Internet. Robin believes Teacherline
courses are wonderful ways to "meet" other teachers and
learn new ideas. She completed her +30 in 2003 through taking Teacherline
courses are great for teachers/parents who don't really have time
to sit in a classroom during specific times. The great thing about
these courses is the fact that you can find so many different ideas
and techniques to integrate into your classroom. Once you try these
courses, you'll never want to sit in another graduate classroom."
Sobolewski is a third grade teacher at Lone Oak Elementary School
in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She has a Masters degree in
Elementary Education and has been teaching at that level for seven
years. Prior to moving to South Carolina six years ago, she lived
in New York and taught technology classes at Pace University.
also teaches after-school technology workshops to her districts
faculty. She has a husband, two grown sons, a fat basset hound and
a black lab mix. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, sewing,
knitting, and playing Frisbee with her dogs.
Charlotte Thornton has facilitated PBS courses since 2005. She is a 6th grade science teacher in Greenville County Schools, SC. She earned her Elementary Education B.A. from the University of South Carolina, Upstate, and her M.A. in Middle Level Science from Furman University. While working on her masters degree, she began taking online TeacherLine courses and earned her +30 almost at the same time. Most recently Charlotte became a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent Science. She is an advocate for using technology in the classroom as a tool for student understanding in all subject areas and frequently presents conference sessions on various technology tools.
"The best thing about facilitating TeacherLine courses is the flexibility to manage my own time. The online environment is supportive, collaborative and enjoyable. I get to meet classroom teachers from all over the country (sometimes other countries, Ethiopia right now...) and realize that we all have the same basic questions and concerns about teaching today."
lives in Columbia, S.C. She graduated from Winthrop University with
both a BA and MA. Margaret has been an educator for 37 years: in
the high school social studies classroom, at the S.C. Department
of Education, at a national satellite distance-learning consortium,
as a high school administrator, and now in a district office. Presently
she works as the Coordinator of Instructional Programs in Richland
School District Two. District administrators wear a lot of hats,
but director of the virtual high school is Margaret's favorite.
She and Ray have been married for 37 years. They have two married
children and a six year old granddaughter.
not playing with my granddaughter or sitting at my computer, I love
to work in my yard - I grow roses. Ray and I also enjoy fishing. I'm
always excited about teaching a TeacherLine course and having the
opportunity to share ideas and information with such a wide cadre
I am currently starting my 20th year of teaching science in South Carolina. All my years have been at the high school level except one. I spent that year in 7th grade and quickly went back to high school. I have 3 children. Their ages are 15, 11, and 3!
I have been facilitating PBS classes for two years and LOVE IT!
"TeacherLine courses allow you to work in a virtual classroom setting with other professionals from around the country. Sharing ideas, struggles, and successes on current, relevant topics. That makes for an AWESOME learning experience for the teachers and translates into success for the students!"