Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology (1978): Francis Marion University (then College) Bachelor of Arts in Generic Special Education (1993) Coker University (then College) Master of Arts in Education (2004) Cambridge College National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS): Exceptional Needs Specialist, Young Child to Early Adult (3-21) Severe and Multiply Handicapped 2000-2010 (renewed in 2009) until 2020. Additional graduate studies : 30 hours plus : Francis Marion University
Ms. Ann B. Nichols
I am a retired Special Education Teacher who continues to work. I have three assistants this year: Mrs. Gloria Dargan, Mrs. Mae Haughton, and Ms. Faythe Major. Everyone has had some experience, although some more than others.
I have two bachelor's degrees, one in Psychology (B.S. 1978) and the other one in Generic Special Education (LD, ED, ID-Mild) (B.A.,1993) and I later added ID-Moderate to my Teaching Certificate following coursework. I also hold a Master's in Education from Cambridge College. I was National Board Certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist for 20 years, during which time I worked with students who had severe and profound disabilities. I retired in 2011 and I have continued to work.I have been working for the state of SC for 38 years.
This job continues to be challenging and rewarding. I love my students. I look forward to what the future holds professionally speaking. My motto is: Everyone learns something every day, whether it is taught by you or by me. My students will learn that they are important citizens of the United States. Their responsibility as citizens is to know their rights and responsibilities, to stay healthy, and to contribute something positive to the classroom, and the community every day. Our class is self-contained and we venture out into the school community for lunch, assemblies, and pep rallies. We also attend dance class with Ms. Lewis. We maintain our connection to the Arts through Mrs. Gloria Turner and other members of the Arts department.