Patricia  Hampton
Guidance Counselor

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10 Grade Professional School Counselor

 Education:

Educational Specialist, Educational Leadership, May 2013, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg S.C.

Master of Education, Elementary and Secondary Counselor Education, December 2007, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, S.C.

Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Minor- Special Education, December 2002, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, S.C.

Experiences:

Professional School Counselor, Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, Orangeburg, S.C. 8/12-6/15

4th Grade Math and Science Teacher, Rivelon Elementary School, OCSD#5, Orangeburg, S.C., 8/06-6/12

3rd Grade Science and Social Studies Teacher, Holly Hill Elementary School, OCCSD#3, Holly Hill, S.C. 7/04-8/06

Philosophy of Education:

I believe educating children profoundly affects their lives and influences the lives of anyone who comes into contact with them. Education provides the foundation for a child to base the rest of his or her life on. Education is the key for a child to reach their goals in life. My expectations for all of my students are as high as their potential. My role as an educator is to bring out the best in all of my students. I believe that each child is an unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature mentally, emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as an educator to help my students maximize their potential.

My joy comes from my students achieving and improving specific goals. All of my students will not score the highest or be average, but my goal is to see growth. When I see growth with my students' academics and behavior, it makes me feel proud. This feeling is my encouragement, my motivation to continue doing what I do best. The results keep me working hard. It demonstrates that no matter how much a student may be struggling, there is still hope. Mary Anne Radmacher may have said it best when she said, “Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." I encourage my students to always try again tomorrow, no matter what happened the previous day.