Shanon Rudd

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Shanon Rudd

 
ELA
I am so excited to be a part of Pelion Middle’s 6th grade team! I graduated from UMUC with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 2012. I began teaching 6th grade ELA at Pelion Middle in the fall of 2020. I have a real passion for education and love that I get to be in the classroom everyday. I am married to my best friend, Joshua, and we have three children: Maddie, Nathan, and Kaleb. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading a good book, and traveling the world. I have been to several countries and a large number of the United States. I have lived all over the place including Germany, Alaska and Colorado, but South Carolina has always been home! I look forward to having an exciting and productive year. 
 

 

Ms. Kim Dunbar

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Ms. Kim Dunbar

 
ELA & Social Studies
I am a 2007 graduate of Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and began my teaching career in 2007 as well. I received my Master's Degree in Divergent Learning from Columbia College as well. I am Montessori Elementary I and II certified. I have taught 2nd, 5th and 6th grades. Currently, I teach 6th Grade English/Language Arts and Social Studies. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my son, Mac, traveling, cooking, reading and cheering on the Tennessee Vols!
 
Mr. Christopher Fowler

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Mr. Christopher Fowler

 
Social Studies
My name is Chris Fowler. I received my Masters of Arts in Teaching from Columbia International University in 2013 but my roots in the classroom were planted nearly 10 years prior as a substitute teacher for Lexington School District One. I love teaching, especially Social Studies, and I take a big interest in history. My wife also has the heart of a teacher and she was my main inspiration for becoming a teacher. When I have a little free time, you’ll find me in the wood shop making cool stuff or playing video games on one of my many consoles!
 
Mrs. Susan Leonard

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Mrs. Susan Leonard

 
Social Studies
My name is Susan Leonard and very excited to be teaching World History at Pelion Middle! I love middle school kids and I love history. I graduated from Columbia College in 1991 with a BA in Elementary Education. Doug is my husband and best friend. We have 4 children and currently 7 grandchildren! Our lives are full of fun and excitement. 
 
Ms. Shanon Waites

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Ms. Shanon Waites

 
Science
Teaching has alway been my passion. I still remember teaching my dolls and Barbies when I was little. I continued to follow that dream and graduated in 1998 from Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Beginning as a sixth grade teacher in 1998, I later taught elementary aged students for more than 15 years.  I also obtained my Master's in Education, a Master's in Educational Administration, endorsed to teach Gifted and Talented, and have my Read to Succeed certification. It truly delights me that I am back as a 6th grade science teacher at Pelion Middle School. What an amazing way to finish my career as an educator! My daughter is a graduate of LHS and currently attends Midlands Tech and works at Lexington Medical Center. Finally I have a precious poodle, Jazzy, that waits for me at the door every afternoon.