• Special Education 2017 2018




    Special Education
    Self-Contained Special Education Staff
    Phillip Armstrong

    Hi, my name is Phillip Armstrong.  My degree is Masters+30 from Winthrop University in Special Education.  I was born in Mobile, Alabama, into a military family consisting of five sisters and two brothers.  I am a member of the Horry County Education Association, the South Carolina Education Association and the National Education Association.  The church I attend is Live Oak Community Church.  One of my major extra activities is being the sponsor of the Jr/Sr Prom. "Everyday is a great day when you swim with Sharks".

    Steve Brunty
    I grew up in Southern Ohio.  I am a graduate of Marshall University located in Huntington, West Virginia where I obtained both a BA Degree in Secondary Education and a Masters Degree in Special Education.  I currently teach students with special needs here at St. James High School and am very involved in our school's Learner's At Work Program.

    Kerry Melson
    I grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point with a BS in Speech Therapy in 1981.  I moved to Florida in 1990 and then to Asheville, North Carolina in 1993.  I pursued a Master’s Degree in Education at Western Carolina University, graduating in 1998.  We relocated to Columbia, South Carolina in 1999, and then to Pawleys Island in 2002. 

    Keri Phillips
    I have been teaching in the field of special education for over 30 years. I have a master’s degree in special education. At St. James High School, I work with students who are in the Occupational Course of Study. I truly love what I do!

    Tara Watts
    I am from Summerville, South Carolina.  I have my degree in science at The College of Charleston in 1994.  I currently teach in the Occupational Credentials program.  I feel very fortunate to teach at Saint James High School.  We are Palmetto’s Finest. 

    Resource Special Education Staff
    James Baxley

    I currently serve as a Special Education Resource teacher. I have been in Special Education for 17 years now. I have been at St. James High for 4 years. I gained a BS from Radford University, a MSED from Old Dominion University, and an Administrative Degree from Wingate University.

    Jared Caudill
    Classes: Algebra 1 Seminar/Algebra 1
    4 years teaching
    B.S. Special Education: LD
    Boys Head JV Basketball Coach/Boys Varsity Assistant 

    Amanda Edgington
    Amanda Edgington- 4th year at SJHS, Special Ed.
    Graduated from Coastal Carolina University
    Co-teach English 1
    Learning Strategies

    Dianne Faile
    Co-Teacher, Alg II
    Co-Teacher, English III
    BS Business Administration, University of South Carolina
    MAT, Winthrop University
    Ed. S., Winthrop University 

    Roy Jamerson
    Block 1 Holland  Attendance, Small Group on what Ms Holland needs that day, special needs testing per file, and work with individual students based on lesson that day
    Block 2 and 4  Attendance, Small Group on what Ms DeBock needs that day, special needs testing per files, individual work with students based on senior project assignment
    English 1 Holland
    English 4   Debock
    English 4 Debock
    BA Roanoke College, Salem Virginia
    MAD   Lynchburg College, Lynchburg Virginia

     Kimberly Nevers
    M.S. Special Education
    I am a native of Connecticut and a graduate of Central Connecticut State University. In Connecticut, I taught for fifteen years and had a career in business ten years prior to my teaching tenure. I moved to Murrells Inlet in July, 2017 after vacationing there for many years, and joined the St. James family shortly after. My greatest accomplishment and pride are my two children who are now grown. I love the beach, being outside in nature, traveling to the mountains, or going wherever my motorcycle will take me!