I am a recognized leader in both my professional life and in my community, and I believe that leadership will be an asset to the Simpsonville City Council.
In my professional life, I have held a number of leadership roles:
In addition to my responsibilities as a full-time instructor, teaching English, Freshman Seminar, and College Skills courses, I am responsible for department management in the following ways:
hiring, supervising, and evaluating approximately 50 full and part-time faculty and staff;
overseeing personnel concerns;
supervising the departmental budget;
monitoring faculty loading;
carrying out faculty performance reviews;
and observing classroom instruction.
I am also responsible for department development in the following ways:
overseeing curriculum review and changes;
working with program advisory committee;
developing plans to meet departmental needs;
coordinating and providing leadership for the implementation of departmental objectives;
performing program evaluation;
carrying out long-range planning;
and exploring and recommending new programs.
- Freshman Seminar and College Skills Coordinator at Tri-County Technical College, 2007-present.
- President, South Carolina Association for Developmental Education, 2015.
- Chair, Marketing Committee, National Association for Developmental Education, present.
- Secretary, South Carolina Association for Developmental Education, 2013.
- President, South Carolina Departments of English, 2012-2013.
- Chair, Tri-County Cultural Enrichment Series Committee, 2005-2012.
- Co-Director, Institute in Technical Communication (ITC), 2006.
In our neighborhood, I have committed to community and progress. I have helped to organize a number of community efforts, including:
- The Westwood Summer Potluck
- The Westwood Halloween Party (and pre-party)
Don’t just take it from me. Lou Hutchings, my neighbor & friend, says this (originally on Facebook):
I have been recognized for my contribution to The Simpsonville Farmer’s Market.
I have also addressed city council or its representatives as an advocate on a number of community issues, including:
- The Chamber of Commerce/SAFI proposal for use of the Simpsonville Elementary School building
- The Farmer’s Market
- The 2014-2015 Fiscal Year budget
- The Simpsonville Museum of Revolutionary History
- The proposed changes to the Animal Ordinance
I am ready now to bring my demonstrated leadership skills and experience to the Simpsonville City Council, where I hope to make a bigger impact on this city I love.