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Special Election Meet and Greet Scheduled

Candidates for the Greer Middle College Charter High School Board of Directors Special Election (see candidate biographies below) will be participating in a Meet & Greet event at 5:30 PM on Monday, March 26, 2018 in the Conference Room of Greer Middle College, just before the regular board meeting begins.

Online ballots will be sent via Survey Monkey at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, March 27. Ballots may be submitted until 8:00 AM on Wednesday, March 28. The results will be published on the school website by 3:00 PM on Wednesday, March 28.

The special election is to fill the seat left vacant after Pauline Sternick's resignation.

Candidate Bios for Greer Middle College Charter High School Board of Directors Special Election on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Jamie Harvey

"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela My name is Jamie Harvey, and I am seeking your vote for election to GMC's Board of Directors. As a veteran classroom teacher, parent of two GMC students, and long-time advocate for school choice, I believe I bring the passion and experience needed to serve on your board. I am student-centric, and I will approach all issues by asking the fundamental question: "Is this what's best for our students?" Just like in my classroom, my goal will be to ensure that the answer is a resounding "YES!" I graduated from Wofford College in 1997 and earned my Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University in 2014. I was named the 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year at League Academy in Greenville, and today I teach AP English Language and AP English Literature at SC Connections Academy, another charter school in the SC Public Charter School District. As a Master Teacher at SCCA since 2012, I have served in school choice advocacy efforts, including attending the School Choice Rally in Columbia and meeting one-on-one with state legislators to promote equitable funding for all public school students in SC. I will also be attending the upcoming Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina's 2018 Annual Leadership Summit in Columbia. My husband, Den, and I are proud parents to Emma (11th grade) and Noah (9th grade). We live in Travelers Rest, own three local Subway restaurants, and love GMC.

Dee Klug

Dee Klug: reared in Cleveland, TN, lived in Johnson City, TN, Anderson SC and retired to Travelers Rest, SC

Retired after 37 years as High School Science Teacher and administrator (Science Department Head, teacher representative for Anderson District Five to various state committees (ex: team member developing Anatomy/Physiology), taught Science Update Classes for Tri-County Technical College and Summer School Principal

Active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church member - Hand Bell Choir, Shut-in Visitation committee, and supporter of Youth Programs

Active member of the Travelers Rest Garden Club holding all major offices- awards/projects committee chairman, civic improvement committee member

Active member of Greenville Council of Garden Clubs - Docent Chairman, Presenter for Urban Forestry Program

With my teaching career experiences, my energy and desire to be beneficial to GMC community, I will make sound decisions regarding the school's future and to improve working conditions for the staff and teachers as needed. My professional statement continues in my volunteer work "your education is your job and your grades are your pay. You are laying the foundation for a successful, well-rounded life."

Pauline Nichol

Pauline Nichol- I am greatly looking forward to the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors at Greer Middle College Charter High School (GMC). My husband Joe and I along with our four children relocated to a small farm in Landrum 8 years ago. Currently, one of our daughters Isabella is an active freshman at GMC and participates on both the swimming and track team. We are excited that her brother Gabe will join the Blazer family as a freshman in the fall. I have been a Physician Assistant since graduating from Wake Forest School of Medicine in 1992. I am currently employed as the Director of Clinical Operations for Perseus Immunotherapy, a cancer research company. For the past 17 years I have attended Grace Church as a member and currently serve as a small group leader and hospitality team member. I have previous experience from 2011-2013 at BRCA serving on the Board of Directors and elected President of the Board (2012). Our favorite part about GMC is the environment that the teachers create to enhance the students learning through the mastery learning program. If elected to the GMC board, my goal is to help continue the legacy of GMC as a high school that is committed to both academic excellence and the development of each student to serve in their community not just in high school but also in the future.