Joseph R. Pye was born and raised in Charleston, SC. He is finishing his 48th year in education; forty-six of those years he has served in Dorchester School District Two as a teacher, principal, Personnel Director and for the past twenty years as the District’s Superintendent. While serving as Superintendent, the Dorchester Two has experienced phenomenal growth and now serves over 26,000 students. Despite dealing w

Cynthia Ambrose has experience as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal and has formerly served as a Chief Academic Officer, Assistant Superintendent, and Deputy Superintendent in large districts in Virginia and South Carolina. Monica Tudder graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Social Work from Florida State University and then enrolled in The Citadel where she earned a Master’s D

Monica Tudder graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Social Work from Florida State University and then enrolled in The Citadel where she earned a Master’s Degree in Psychology and an Ed.S. in School Psychology. She has also earned a Master’s in Secondary School Administration and Leadership from the University of South Carolina and is currently working on her dissertation to complete her P

Shelissa Bowman has 24 years of experience in education, all in Dorchester District Four. She received her B.S. from the College of Charleston, and two M.Ed.s from Charleston Southern University, one in Elementary Education (1998) and one in Elementary Administration and Supervision (2009). She has served as a classroom teacher, TAP Master Teacher, curriculum specialist, assistant principal, and currently is the Dire

Julie Anne Kornahrens is in her 36th year in the education field and currently serves as Assistant Superintendent for Dorchester School District Two where she supervises both instructional and operational departments. Ms. Kornahrens began her educational profession as a classroom teacher in a self-contained learning disabilities class and then taught 4th and 5th grades before moving to Dorchester 2. In Dorchester 2,

Jessica F. Williams, a native of Colleton County has served as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction since July, 2018. Prior to this position, she served as Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of Elementary Education for the Colleton County School District. In her 34 years of service to the district, she has served as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. During her tenure as

As the daughter of an Army officer, Emilie Woody moved 17 times during her childhood. Through the multiple moves, she found sanctuary in the summer programs at the library and any sports team she could join--thus the genesis for her lifelong love of the library and sports. Emilie attended Furman University on a softball/academic scholarship and graduated with a BA in History/Education, and later a MA in Reading Educa

Buffy Roberts is a credentialed Transformational Leader with over twenty-five years of experience spanning across K-12 instructional services, assessment, evaluation, and accountability including classroom instructor, school leadership, and district leadership within the Learning Services Division of two of the largest  South Carolina school districts.  Buffy brings diverse experience across all levels of s

Mr. Gerald Wright is a graduate of the South Carolina State College. He earned a master’s degree in counselor education and an education specialist degree, both from South Carolina State University. Wright has been a public educator for over 40 years. He began his teaching career in Orangeburg Consolidated School District 3, where he served as a teacher, coach, athletic director, guidance counselor, assistant princ

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