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Meet Our Faculty

Administrative Team


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
Division Head of Middle School
ELA Teacher

Education
Master of Divinity, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Master of Arts in Teaching, Special Education, Converse College
B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, Covenant College
Certified Member, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
  Fun Fact I became a U.S. Citizen in 2008, have spent time training teachers in Iraq, and enjoy training German Shepherds, smoking BBQ, and taking Tung Soo Do with triplets.

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 Member, 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.

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.

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
Head of Institutional Advancement
Education B.S. cum laude, Radio-Television-Film, Indiana State University
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.

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

 

Support Staff


Kate Franch
Outreach & Grants Coordinator

Education
M.A., Public Administration, University of Florida
B.A. cum laude, Special Education, 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.

Terrianne Hawks, Certified/AOGPE
Head Tutor for Lower School
 
Education
M.Ed., English, Bob Jones University
B.S., Communication Disorders, Bob Jones University
B.A., English, Bob Jones University
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
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.

Keri Knisley, Classroom Educator/AOGPE
Director of Transitions
Math Teacher
 
Education

B.S., Elementary Education, Bob Jones University
Classroom Educator Member, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

Fun Fact I once swam in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans all in the same summer!

Sarah Lombardi, M.S.P., CCC-SLP
Learning Specialist for Lower School
Education
Master of Communication Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology, University of South Carolina
B.A., Communication Studies with minor in Psychology, Clemson University
Classroom Educator Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Professional
Certified Level 1, Wilson Reading Program
Member, American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)
  Fun Fact My blood runs orange - go Tigers!

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

Chris Smith, Classroom Educator/AOGPE
Learning Specialist for Middle School
Tutor
 
Education
M.S., Education, Walden University
B.S., Education, University of Maine at Orono
Classroom Educator, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Certified Training Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
Fun Fact I have raised, tagged, and released hundreds of Monarch butterflies in my teaching career.

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.

 

Faculty

 

 
Becky Brown
Tutor
 
 
Education
M.S. and Specialist Degree, School Psychology, Winthrop University
B.S., Special Education: Learning Disabilities, Appalachian State University
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Certified Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
 
  Fun Fact Two of my three children have attended Camperdown Academy.  

 
Jeremy Bullinger, Classroom Educator/AOGPE
Science Teacher
Camp Creekside Director
 
 
Education
B.A., Mathematics, Houghton College
Classroom Educator Member, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Makerbot Training
 
 
Professional Certified Archery Instructor
 
 
Fun Fact I love photography and strategy games.  

 
Julie Bullinger
Tutor
 
 
Education
M.A., Spanish Language Teaching, Southern Oregon University
B.A. cum laude, Secondary Education and Spanish Linguistics, Houghton College
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
 
  Fun Fact I lived in México the first eight years of my life.  

 
Suzette Campbell
Tutor
 
 
Education
M.A., Elementary Education, Wingate University
B.S., Elementary Education, Wingate University
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
 
Fun Fact My husband proposed to me almost 25 years ago on top of Mount Yasur, a very loud, active volcano in Vanuatu.  

 

Diana Carey, Certified/AOGPE
Literature Teacher
Tutor

 
Education

B.S., Elementary Education, Bob Jones University
Certified Member, 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.  

 
Hagen Carmichael
ELA / Literature Teacher
 
 
Education
Master of Arts in Teaching, Middle-Level ELA, Clemson University
B.A., English, Clemson University
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
 
  Fun Fact I read at least one book per week and love making jewelry.  

 
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
Date & Alumni Relations Coordinator

 
Education
B.A., History, University of Northern Colorado
Classroom Educator Member, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
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
Classroom Educator Member, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Certified Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
 
Professional

Augustine Literacy Project Tutor

 
Fun Fact I bleed Cubbie blue!  

 
Margaret Covington
Tutor
 
 
Education
B.S., Education, East Tennessee State University
Certified Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
 
Professional
Elementary Education in Language Arts: Grades 4-9 Certification
Social Studies: Grades 7-9 Certification
Special Education: Grades K-12 Certification
 
 
  Fun Fact I have two grandchildren who I love to the moon and back.  

 
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
Associate Member, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
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!  

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

 
Deana Gasque
Cognitive Training
Tutor
 
 
Education
MBA, Clemson University
B.S., Business Administration, College of Charleston
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 Group Teacher
 
Education

B.S., Elementary Education, Clemson University
Post Graduate, South Carolina Reading Initiative, USC
Classroom Educator, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

 
  Fun Fact I play the cello, love to quilt, and am an avid Crossfit athlete.  
       

 

Alisson Krause, Classroom Educator/AOGPE
Tutor

 
Education
M.Ed., Georgia State University
B.S.W. summa cum laude, Salisbury University
Classroom Educator Member, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Associate Level Coursework and Practicum, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Certified Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
 
Fun Fact I have moved eight times as an adult and lived in six states.  I have lived in Virginia and Georgia twice.  

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

 
Daniel McDuffie
Social Studies / Math Lab Teacher
Tutor
 
 
Education
B.A., Communication, College of Charleston
B.A., Business Administration, College of Charleston 
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
 
Professional
Teaching Certifications, University of Western Florida: K-6, P.E. K-12, and Humanities 6-12
MYP Individuals and Societies Certification
IGCSE History Levels I and II Certifications
 
 
  Fun Fact In my free time, I enjoy cooking, hiking, and playing with my dog.  

 
Susan Newton, Classroom Educator/AOGPE
Math Teacher
Standardized Testing Coordinator
 
 
Education
B.S., Elementary Education, College of Charleston
Classroom Educator Member, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
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.  

 

Angela Peters
C Group Teacher

 
Education
M.A., Professional Counseling, Liberty University
Master of Arts in Teaching, Special Education, Liberty University
B.S., Psychology, Liberty University
Certified Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
 
Professional
Special Education: Multicategorical Certification
Middle School Social Studies Certification
 
 
Fun Fact I enjoy kickboxing and going to the beach.  

 

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
M.S., University of Georgia
B.S., University of Georgia
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
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.
 

 
Dana Shafer
Science Teacher
 
Education
B.S., Environmental Health, East Tennessee State University
Classroom Educator Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
  Professional
South Carolina Teaching License
Dale Carnegie Leadership Training
 
 
  Fun Fact I love to travel to a new destination every year.  

 

Rebecca Shaw, Classroom Educator/AOGPE
Math / Math Lab Teacher

 
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 four 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
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Certified Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
 
Professional Elementary Education and Secondary English Certifications
 
 
  Fun Fact I married my childhood sweetheart!  

 

Brianna Smith
Math Teacher
Tutor

 
Education B.S., Psychology, Clemson University
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
 
Fun Fact I like dogs, big Maine snowstorms, and Clemson Tigers!  

 
Becky Strange
Tutor
 
 
Education
Master of Arts in Teaching, Bob Jones University
B.A., English, with minor in Political Science, University of Southern Main
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
Classroom Educator Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

 
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
 
 
  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 hrs graduate level certification studies; University of South Carolina & College of Charleston
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
 
  Professional
Early Childhood and Elementary School Certifications
 
 
  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.  

 
Karen Wood
Tutor
 
 
Education
B.A. cum laude, Sociology, Bryn Mawr College
 
Professional
Associate Level Course, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
Certified Level Course, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
Fun Fact    
       
   

Jimmi-Ann Muse

 
Education
B.A., Drama/Speech/Art, Winthrop University
Theatre Arts Specialist, Professional Theatre Workshop
Musical Theatre, Musical Theatre Studio
 
 
Professional
Professional Acting Certification, Royal Holloway College, University of London
Lost Colony (Outdoor Drama):  costumer, actor, director of children's shows
Lost Colony Touring Show
Artist in Residence, North Carolina Theatre Arts
Performances:  Greenville Little Theatre (Best Actress as Dolly Levi, Hello Dolly), Laurens Little Theatre, Warehouse Theatre, Clarksville Tennessee Little Theatre, and Sumter High School
Curriculum Development, Laurens High School
 
 
  Fun Fact My husband and I built an airplane; I am a pilot!  I love to write plays and stories.  I do stained glass, watercolor, clay, and collage.  

 
Pat Porter, Fellow/AOGPE  
Education
M.A., Education: Special Education with focus on reading, Furman University
B.A., Psychology, Furman University
Fellow Member, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
Professional Certified Dyslexia Therapist, International Dyslexia Association (IDA)  
  Fun Fact I have been teaching at Camperdown since 1987!  I live in the woods on the side of a mountain in Pickens.  

 
Bamby Roy
Full-time Substitute Teacher
Late Stay
 
Education
A.A., Early Childhood Education, Sinclair Community College
Working toward B.A., Early Education and Special Education, Bob Jones University
Associate Level Coursework, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
 
  Fun Fact I can see objects in reverse, which helps me make some fun and funky art!