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Veteran Beaufort educator elected president of the SCEA

Bernadette R. Hampton, a mathematics instructor and mathematics department chairperson at Battery Creek High School in Beaufort, has been named President of The South Carolina Education Association (The SCEA). She will serve a four-year term beginning in June.

In addition to her 20-plus years of classroom experience, Ms. Hampton has a lengthy history of involvement in advancing her profession. Before becoming President-Elect of The SCEA, she served four years as Vice President of The SCEA and was President of The Beaufort County Education Association (The BCEA) for six years. She continues to maintain long-term memberships in the National Education Association (NEA), The SCEA, and The BCEA. In addition, Ms. Hampton is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.

Ms. Hampton holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Morris College, from which she graduated magna cum laude. She went on to earn a master’s degree in education from Cambridge College and a master’s in teaching from the University of South Carolina. She also serves on the Morris College National Alumni Association Leadership Team. Her scholarly work has appeared in multiple publications.

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