Brief Philosophy of Education
I believe the purpose of education is to create well-rounded open-minded citizens who have the necessary knowledge and skills to become independent and contributing members of society. My objectives are to help my students become life-long learners by providing them with opportunities to develop the analytic skills and master the factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with the specific content under study. I use a variety of classroom management techniques, teaching strategies, and assessment tools in my quest to be an effective teacher. Teaching is more than a career. It is a calling. My day does not begin nor end with the ringing of a school bell. My goal is not to merely teach a subject but to inspire, motivate, and encourage students to do their very best. I believe that one of my purposes in life is to give my students a message of hope.Below you will find the answers to frequently asked questions.How old are you?
30 something ;)
How long have you been teaching?
I began teaching in 1997 and came to Dominion in 2004. Before coming to Dominion High School, I taught at York Junior High School, Lower Richland High School, Carolina High School, and Mauldin High School.
What subjects have you taught?
I have taught World Geography, World Geography Honors, World History, World History Honors, Law Education, African American History, US History, US History Honors, and AP US History. This year I am teaching Academic World History II and AP World History.
Where did you go to college?
I went to the College of Charleston where I earned my BA in History. I also spent two years at Howard University taking graduate courses in History. I love taking classes and attending workshops. I usually take a few courses or attend several workshops every year.
What about your family?
I am the second of four children. I have two sisters and one brother. I have a wonderful husband, Jonathan Byrant. He is from Saluda, South Carolina. We met in Charleston and have been together ever since. We have two beautiful children: Marley and Preston.
How long have you been married?
We married on August 5, 2000.
Do you have any children?
I have two children: Marley and Preston
Do you have any pets?
No, maybe when the kids get a little older.
What are your hobbies?
I like to read, go to the movies, go out to eat, garden, and spend time with my family.