Welcome New Faculty and Staff at STHS

Welcome New Faculty and Staff at STHS
Posted on 09/18/2019

Once again, with the start of the new school year, is the introduction of new faculty and staff at Strom Thurmond High School. Each of these current additions will be a welcome asset, enriching the curriculum and educational environment.  
            New to the science department is Sara Oliver who received her B.S. in Biology from Lander University with teacher certification in all sciences! She has worked at SRS and then started teaching in 2005. “I am excited to be at STHS. The students are everything a teacher could ask for - respectful, hard workers, attentive as well as funny and talkative. I look forward to a great year in Physical Science.” When not teaching, Mrs. Oliver enjoys cooking, crafts, singing, camping and playing with her six grandchildren.
            Lauren Ginn, another new science teacher of Earth Science and Honors Physics. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has been teaching for three years. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with my family and friends. “I am very excited to be working at Strom Thurmond, and have already witnessed what makes this school so special: the students and staff.” She looks forward to an amazing year at STHS. Go Rebels!

            Down on S-hall are two new teachers.  Mrs. Jasmine East is with Special Services, a former STHS student and graduate of Voorhees College.  She started out substitute teaching then, became a teacher’s assistant.  Away from the classroom, she is the mother of a ten and 3 year old. She also loves swimming, sushi and attending her son’s football games. On her bucket list is a trip to Japan and the Maldives.

             Another Special Services teacher is Wayne Jackson will be teaching the Work Experience Program where students will gain work and life skills through US Fibers, the National Wild Turkey Federation and Milliken and Company. He will also be coaching the STHS. Coach Jackson went to the Academy of Richmond County and, received his BS in Education from Georgia Southwest State and his certification in Special Education from the University of Georgia.

            Georgenia Matthews is the third addition to the Special Education Department at STHS. Mrs. Matthews has 21 years teaching in Aiken County but actually resides in Edgefield.  She is the mother of four and has eleven grandchildren. In her spare time, she and her husband love to kayak and mountain bike. She has always heard good things about STHS and is truly enjoying the smaller environment.

            Hailing originally from Due West, Coach Benjamin Dunlap graduated from Dixie High School then earned his BS in Education at Lander University.  He is with the Social Studies Department teaching U.S. History, psychology and sociology. When not in the classroom, Coach Dunlap works with the Rebel Football team, and off campus, hunts and fishes.

             Finally yet importantly, is Coach Desmond Davis, a 2011 STHS graduate and former Rebels baseball player who has come back to his alma mater to coach Junior Varsity Baseball and oversee the ISS (In School Suspension) Program.  Welcome all!

 

For more information, please visit our website at sths.edgefield.k12.sc.us or our Facebook page, key words Edgefield County Schools.

           

 

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New faculty and staff at Strom Thurmond High School top picture clockwise: J. East, G. Matthews, W. Jackson and B. Dunlap. Bottom picture: S. Oliver, D.Davis, L. Ginn and W. Bush.

 

 

 

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