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Meet Our Faculty

Dan Blanch
Head of School

Education
M.S., Administration, Loyola University
B.S., Secondary Education, Social Studies
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Wilson Language Training
 
Professional
ECENC State Advisory Committee
The Dyslexia Foundation, Member
Sage School Board
 
   Fun Fact I traveled to South Africa to study the dyslexic brain.

Stephen Cook, Certified/AOGPE
Divison Head of Middle School
ELA Teacher
Education B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, Covenant College
Special Education M.A.T., Converse College
Certified Level, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
  Fun Fact I became a U.S. Citizen in 2008 and I am working to complete a Masters in Divinity from a local seminary.

Suzanna Greer, Fellow/AOGPE
Head of Orton-Gillingham Training and Instruction
Tutor
Education M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, Furman University
B.A., History, University of South Carolina
Fellow, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
  Fun Fact I love to travel and once flew faster than the speed of sound aboard the Concorde.

Terrianne Hawks
Head Tutor for Lower School
Education B.A., English, Bob Jones University
B.S., Communication Disorders, Bob Jones University
M.Ed., English, Bob Jones, University
Certified Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
  Fun Fact In my spare time, I enjoy reading, running, and Face Timing with my family overseas.

Zak Stoudenmire
Division Head of Lower School
ELA Teacher
Education B.S., Literature, Clemson University
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Training
  Fun Fact I can swim the field at the former Camperdown site in under 50 seconds

Daniel Nichols
Operations Manager
Education A.A., Video Production, Art Institute of Atlanta, magna cum laude
Certification in Information Technology, MCP, Linux/Unix, and Network Administration
  Fun Fact I love keeping my computer screen squeaky clean.

Allison Rogers
Director of Development
Education B.S., Radio-Television-Film, Indiana State University, cum laude
Essential Grant Skills Certification
  Fun Fact In my former life as a TV news reporter/anchor, I have had many adventures such as flying with Chuck Yeager and interviewing Madeline Albright.

Kate Franch
Deputy Director of Development

Education
B.A. Special Education, University of Florida
M.A. Public Administration, University of Florida
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
First Aid/CPR Training
 
Fun Fact I earned my Junior Parachute Wings by leaping from the Jump Towers at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Pat Golus
Administrative Assistant
Education
B.S., Biology, Edinboro University
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
First Aid/CPR Training
  Fun Fact When I’m not at Camperdown you can often find me on a disc golf course.

Lisa McGinnity
Business Office
Education B.S., Business, University of Missouri
Quickbooks Training
  Fun Fact I am a motorcycle babe!

Jeremy Bullinger, Classroom Educator/AOGPE
Science Teacher

Education

B.A., Mathematics, Houghton College
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Makerbot Training

Professional Certified Archery Instructor
 
Fun Fact I love photography and strategy games.

Diana Carey, Certified/AOGPE
Literature Teacher
Tutor

Education

B.S., Elementary Education, Bob Jones University
Certified Level, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Wilson Language Training

Fun Fact I love to scrapbook and have half a room in my house devoted to scrapbooking. I am also an avid collector of Dept. 56 Dickens Village.

Myrtie Carter
A Group Teacher
 
Education

B.S., Special Education/Elementary Education, Middle Tennessee State University
Certified Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

Fun Fact I earned Honor Thespian and won Best Minor Actress in the state of Tennessee my senior year of high school.

Meg Coffey, Classroom Educator/AOGPE
Social Studies Teacher
Student Council Coordinator

Education

B.A., History, University of Northern Colorado
Certified Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

Professional Presenter, International Dyslexia Association conference
 
  Fun Fact I helped start the community garden in the neighborhood adjacent to Camperdown Academy.

Ann Copeland, Classroom Educator/AOGPE
Math Teacher

Education

B.S., Mathematics, Furman University
Certified Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

Professional

Augustine Literacy Project Tutor

Fun Fact I bleed Cubbie blue!

Dawnena Darnall
Tutor
Education
B.A., Communications / Public Relations, Brigham Young University
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
  Fun Fact I lived in Santiago, Chile for two and a half years.

Leslie Davis, Associate/AOGPE
Tutor
Education B.S. Business Education (Secondary Teaching Degree) from Bob Jones University
Certified Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
  Professional

Augustine Literacy Project Tutor

  Fun Fact I found my first reading student when I was eight years old.  It was my four-year-old sister!

Sara Fisher
Tutor

Education M. Ed, Early Childhood Education, University of Florida
B.A., Special Education, University of Florida
Certified Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
Fun Fact I took my first airplane flight and moved for the first time right after I got married.  Since then, I have traveled to 7 different countries and have moved 11 different times across 5 different state lines.

Chana Fletcher
Literature Teacher
Tutor
 
Education
B.A., Elementary Education, University of South Carolina Upstate
Masters of Elementary Education, University of South Carolina
Certified Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
Fun Fact When I was a teenager, I marched with the Salvation Army Bank in the Cotton Bowl Parade.  My instrument was a timbrel.

Deana Gasque
Cognitive Training
Tutor
 
Education

B.S., Business Administration, College of Charleston
MBA, Clemson University
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Arrowsmith Training

Professional

Augustine Literacy Project Tutor
Fun Fact I helped bring the Arrowsmith Cognitive Classroom Program to Camperdown in 2011 so that my dyslexic son could benefit. Please ask me about it. I love sharing my son's success story!

Catherine Kaufmann
Am Teacher
   
     

Keri Knisley, Classroom Educator/AOGPE
Math Teacher
Education B.S., Elementary Education, Bob Jones University
Classroom Educator, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Fun Fact I once swam in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans all in the same summer!

Sherrill Livernois, Associate/AOGPE
C Group Teacher
Education B.A., Deaf Education, Michigan State University
M. Ed., Lander University
Associate Level, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
Professional Endorsements in Learning Disabilities, Hearing Impaired, Elementary and Special Education, Educable Mentally Retarded
 
Fun Fact I used to ride horses wearing a silver holster with guns and my official Roy Rogers Club card.

Matthew Lyda
Math Teacher
Education
B.S., Secondary Education, University of South Carolina
Master of Theological Studies, Liberty University
Professional South Carolina Teacher Fellow
  Fun Fact I managed a bakery and coffee shop in Calcutta.

Dana Newell
Director of Admissions
Tutor
Education
B.A., English, University of South Carolina
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Certified Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
  Fun Fact My ideal day off would include sitting on a beach, reading a book, and listening to a college football game.

Susan Newton, Classroom Educator/AOGPE
Math Teacher
Standardized Testing Coordinator

Education

B.S., Elementary Education, College of Charleston
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

Fun Fact I have worked at Camperdown since 1991!  Some of the jobs I have had at CA are painter, builder, secretary, and coach.

 

Caroline Rice
Tutor

Education

B.S., Child Development, University of Georgia

Training
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Certified Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Writing Matters / William Van Cleave
 
  Certifications

AMI Montessori Certification
Past President, Atalanta Chapter, The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Program Validator for NAEYC

  Fun Fact On a Saturday you can find me spending quality with my family and then reading a fantastic book.

Tracie Segura
Tutor

Education B.S., M.S., University of Georgia
Certified Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
Fun Fact Before I had children I worked in R&D for Cryovac and traveled all over the U.S.,
South America, Europe, and Australia helping customers troubleshoot problems and develop new or improved packages.

Rebecca Shaw, Classroom Educator/AOGPE
Math Department Head
Education
B.S., Mathematics, Anderson University
Associate Training, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Classroom Educator, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Math-U-See Training
  Professional Member, South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics
 
  Fun Fact Having 4 young children makes my home life busy and fun. I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

DeAnne Simcoe
Tutor

Education B.A., English, Furman University
Certified Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
Professional Elementary Education and Secondary English Certifications
 
  Fun Fact I married my childhood sweetheart!

Christine Smith, Certified/AOGPE
Head Tutor for Middle School
In-House Testing Coordinator

Education B.A., University of South Carolina
Certified Level, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
Fun Fact In my former life, I had my own advertising agency.

Rebecca Strange
Tutor
 
Education
B.A., English, with minor in Political Science, University of Southern Maine
Masters Art of Teaching, Bob Jones University
Associate Level, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
Professional

Former secretary, South Carolina Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (SCBIDA)

  Fun Fact I love dogs.  Callie, Sprinkle, and Chewy allow me to share their home!

Jimmy Tillery
Music, Art, and Drama Teacher
Athletics Director
Education B.S., Special Education/Learning Disabilities, University of South Carolina Upstate
Associate Level Coursework Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
First Aid/CPR Training
  Fun Fact I love to play goalie in hockey and I love Pokemon.

Eryn Tillery
Music, Art, and Drama Teacher
Education B.A., Theatre Arts, College of Charleston
Professional
Taught at Fine Arts Center of Easley, Fountain Inn Repertory Experience, Shannon Forest Christian School, and Greenville Tech Charter School
Performed with Upstate Shakespeare Festival, Spartanburg Little Theater, Fountain Inn Repertory Experience, and Foothills Playhouse
Classroom Educator Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
  Fun Fact I grew up with three brothers, have been upstaged by a dog during a show, and was accepted in Pact University's Actor Studio program in NYC (yes, James Lipton's actor studio) but had to turn it down.  Oh, and I'm married to Mr. Jimmy.

Cathy Westbrook
Tutor

Education M.S., Business Administration, College of Charleston
Graduate work toward M Ed. In Guidance and Counseling, USC Upstate
Certified Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
Fun Fact I was a hand model for a billboard campaign for Blue Cross Blue Shield many years ago!

Theresa Wetzel
Tutor
 
Education
B.S., Elementary Education, Bob Jones University
12 hours graduate level studies for certification; University of South Carolina & College of Charleston
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
  Professional
Certification, Early Childhood and Elementary School
 
  Fun Fact I have four adult children and enjoy playing with my two grand-babies.  I participate in marathons by strategically getting to each location to catch a glimpse of my daughter as she runs by.  I am known for having a small but very loud cowbell.
 
Jimmi-Ann Muse

Pat Porter, Fellow/AOGPE

Bamby Roy

Justin Shaw