Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts: Mass Communication, Georgia College & State University, 2001 Master of Arts in Teaching: Language Arts and Reading, Berry College, 2014
Mrs. Joy Peterson
As the cliche' goes, "I wasn't born here, but I got here as quickly as I could." I am a native of central Georgia, but have called Summerville, SC home since 2014. I graduated from Georgia College & State University (Go Bobcats!) with a degree in Mass Communication. Before becoming a teacher, I worked in marketing and public relations for 10 years. In 2009, I decided to pursue a Master's Degree in Teaching and graduated in 2014 from Berry College (Go Vikings!).
Before coming to AMS, I taught 6th and 7th grades at River Oaks Middle School. I moved back to GA for 11 months, where I taught at Coosa Middle School. I am very excited to begin my third year as a Tiger!
I have an amazing husband who is a professor of Journalism at Charleston Southern University. I also have two awesome children, Addison (8th grade) and Connor (6th grade) that keep me entertained and busy. When I am not teaching, I can most likely be found on the couch either reading a great book or taking a nap.