Degrees and Certifications:
BA Geography USC-Columbia MAT USC-Columbia
Hello. My name is Mrs. James. I'm very excited to be teaching U.S. History this year at Midland Valley High School. This is my 15th year teaching Social Studies. I have a B.A. from the University of South Carolina in geography. I also have an M.Ed. from the University of South Carolina in Teaching Social Studies. I have previsouly taught in New Jersey and Virginia in courses including, U.S. History, World History, AP Human Geography and AP U.S. Government.
A little bit about myself. I grew up in Clifton, NJ, which about 10 miles outside of New York City. I spent 6 years in Columbia, SC for college in graduate school. Since then, I've lived in New Jersey and in Northern Virginia. I am very excited about my move back to South Carolina! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and dogs, biking, knitting and world travel. I'm also a huge Gamecock fan and enjoy going to football games!
My educational philosophy is to challege students to grow to their full potential and teach them how to succeed in a global community. I believe each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow.