Phone: 803-593-7100


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Geography USC-Columbia MAT USC-Columbia

Mrs. James

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.