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Mrs. White is originally from Los Angeles California, but considers herself a South Carolinian since she attended school in South Carolina for most of her life. Mrs. White is a proud alumni of Fort Dorchester High School, where she cheered, was a member of the Patriot Pride Showchoir, was a colorguard member in the marching band, and performed in many musical theater productions while also serving in the student council and school improvement council. She attended Charleston Southern University after graduation and went on to receive a Master of Science in Higher Education from Kaplan University with a 4.0 GPA.
After CSU, Mrs. White went on to teach at Joseph R. Pye Elementary for four years. There she served as a Title 1 interventionist working with at risk students in K-2. She also worked as a TA in a Kindergarten classroom. Her experience as JPES further solidified her desire to teach Spanish at the high school level.
Teaching elementary students provided her with insight that has equipped her to reach her high school students in ways that she didn't think were possible. She has learned that no matter the age, all students need to know that we care about them and their needs. When we take the time to build relationships with our students and show them that we truly care about them they are more likely to buy in to what we teach. I love teaching Spanish because it is my heritage and culture and I want to instill in my students a love of learning, but also a love for learning Spanish because it is a beautiful language and one that helps bring about many opportunities in the “real world.”
Mrs. White is married, has two children, Emerson and Eli. She loves teaching here at the Fort and also teaches Spanish online with VirtualSC.
Mrs. White regularly attends Charleston Bible Church where she sings in the choir and teaches children’s music to 3K-5th grade. Her hobbies include performing in local musical theater productions, knitting, running, working out, and spending time with her husband and boys! Her favorite vacation is going on cruises and she hopes to go on another one soon!