• Fine Arts 2017 2018



    Performing Arts  2017 2018
    Kenneth Bedwell  

    650-5600 Ext. 3266
    Mr. Kenneth Bedwell is Director of Choral Activities, teaches guitar and piano classes, and is the musical director for the Spring musical production. Mr. Bedwell is a member of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education. In addition to being an active professional musicianMr. Bedwell is attends graduate school at Anderson University for Music Education. Mr. Bedwell resides in Murrells Inlet with his wife Danielle, son Theodore, and dog Betty.

    Chuck Capps  
    650-5600 Ext. 3279
    18 Years of Teaching Experience
    Master of Music in Education-University of North Carolina-Greensboro 2010'
    Bachelor of Music in Education-East Carolina University 2001
    Orchestra, Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, Winter Guard, Winter Drumline
    Tri-M Honor Society Sponsor
    President of Low Country Performing Arts Association
    Co-Founder of Myrtle Beatz Independent Drumline
    Active Clinician in the Southeastern United States

    Angela Howard
    650-5600 Ext. 3263
    Angela Howard’s 40 year teaching career began in North Carolina as a choral music and drama teacher. She has directed over 35 major musicals, numerous plays and has won several directing awards at state theatre competitions. Her school choirs have won awards, both in classical and show choir competitions. Ms. Howard’s former students are performing in venues from Disney Parks, cruise ships, dinner theatre to Broadway stages. Named as an Outstanding Young Women of America in 1983 her accomplishments include 12 years as director of Music at Christ United Methodist in High Point, NC. She also has been seen as a soloist for the High Point Chorale and with Encore, the Coastal Chorale. After retiring from NC, she relocated to Murrells Inlet where she is in her 11th year as Drama/Musical Theatre Director at St. James High School. Since coming to St. James, Mrs. Howard has established a musical theatre program as well as the show choir Forward Motion. In the classroom she wrote the curriculum for the first Honor’s Theatre course and Musical Theatre course in Horry County. Ms. Howard is looking forward to the many accomplishments of the St. James students and is very proud to have been able to help shape the lives of so many high school students.

    Laura Meyer
    650-5600 Ext. 3205
    Laura Meyer has been teaching theatre for 13 years.  Hailing from Virginia, this is her fourth year at St. James High School and she absolutely loves it!  Teaching theatre is Laura’s passion and helping young people realize their own creative potential gives her immense joy.  She graduated with a degree in Drama from the University of Virginia where she acted in, directed, and designed numerous shows.  She has worked at several professional theatres, including Williamstown Theatre Festival, North Shore Music Theatre, Summer Theatre at Mount Holyoke College, Mill Mountain Theatre, and the Academy of Fine Arts, working alongside several Broadway and film actors, directors, and designers, including James Noone, Gregg Barnes, Joanne Woodward, Richard Kind, Tate Donovan, Eric Stoltz, and Jenny Bacon.  One of the highlights of her career was working on Children of Eden, a musical by Stephen Schwartz (composer and lyricist of Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell), where she was able to meet and talk with Mr. Schwartz.  Just a few of her many directing and design credits include The Diviners, Dancing at Lughnasa, Trifles, Alice in Wonderland, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and Trojan Women.  When she is not doing theatre, Laura enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her dog, designing home décor, painting, antiquing, reading, writing, traveling and being outdoors.

    Visual Arts  2017 2018
    The Fine Arts Department currently has 4 visual arts teachers who specialize in a variety of media. Members serve as educators and professionals in the art field with combined experiences as commissioned painters, muralists, historical preservation and restoration, theatre set and prop designers, museum educators, and photographers. Course offerings include Art 1- A foundations course and pre-requisite to the advanced level coursework with specialization in photography, ceramics, sculpture, drawing and painting.  AP Art History and AP Art Studio are also offered.

    Joseph Grega
    650-5600 Ext. 2517
    19 years of teaching experience
    B.F.A. Painting & Drawing, Art History Minor, & Art Education Certificate (Buffalo State College)
    M.E.A. (Grand Canyon University)
    Art 1, Art in world Cultures (H.C.V.S), Sculpture 1
    Boy’s Lacrosse & Boy’s Cross Country Head Coach

    Sherry Martin
    650-5600  Ext. 2521
    13 years public school teaching experience
    Limestone College 1982 - BA Studio Art
    Signature Member in Excellence: South Carolina Watermedia Society
    2003 Teacher Certification
    Art 1, Art 2 Painting/Drawing, Art 3 Painting/Drawing, Art Apprec. Painting/Drawing

    Janice McBride
    650-5600 Ext. 2295
    14 years of teaching experience
    BA in Art Studio and MAT in Art Education
    Masters in Christian Education
    National Board Teacher Certification
    Shark Tank member and Mentor
    National Art Honor Society and Art Club co-sponsor
    Picture Day Coordinator
    Art 1, Photo 1, Advanced Photo, and AP Art History

    Beth Mitchell 
    650-5600  Ext. 3290
    17 years teaching experience
    BA in Art Studio and Secondary Education (CCU)
    LA in Sociology and Anthropology (WVU)
    M of Ed – Curriculum and Instruction/Arts Integration (Lesley)
    National Board Teacher Certification
    Fine Arts Department Co-Chair
    National Art Honor Society and Art Club co-sponsor
    Art 1, Ceramics, Ceramics 2, Ceramics 3