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The Old Village, Mount Pleasant

Students learn the purpose and systems present in this parking lot's run-off water trench




Actively fostering a culture of learning is what makes a great school. Preparing students with strong mathematical reasoning skills, a sound conceptual grasp of science, tools for written and oral expression, the ability to understand and interact with a diverse world and instilling them with a thirst for knowledge and joy in learning are important goals.   Safe and functional buildings suited to the educational mission of the school are also vital.  Still, the primary determinants of success for students are the expectations and the quality of teachers.

Many teachers in K-12 educational institutions are outstanding. Yet, to create ideal conditions for students, University School deliberately seeks the best teachers. This entails hiring teachers who would succeed in many fields because of their drive, insight, curiosity, and ability. They enjoy learning and seek knowledge and understanding of many disciplines, and they are able to make connections among seemingly disparate topics because of this approach to engaging the world. These "Renaissance Scholars" are passionate about many interests, and this enthusiasm spills over into all disciplines that they teach, lending each lesson to interdisciplinary analysis and linkages to a diverse array of topics. Furthermore, University School teachers are committed to demonstrating and maintaining a healthy and ethical environment. Our faculty have the highest expectations for each other and for each student in all areas of their development: intellectually, physically, emotionally, ethically, and socially. It is in this type of atmosphere that our students can begin to grow and to develop their own interests while feeling supported by the school (family) community.

A great deal is expected of a University School faculty member. In order to retain teachers of this caliber and secure additional quality teachers, University School compensates its faculty at levels comparable to or better than other public and private schools. We also devote considerable resources to the ongoing professional and personal development of our teachers. USL teachers are certified in American Red Cross CPR/AED and have completed Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children sexual abuse prevention program. University School is also one of Darkness to Light's pioneer organizations in its Partner in Prevention program.

Faculty Listing

Nicole Brockman – B.S. (MS/US Math Lead, IS Math Assistant)

Born and raised in Indiana, Nicole graduated with a BS degree in Biology. Later in life, she followed her heart and went back to school to become a mathematics teacher. She graduated with honors from NC State with a BS in Mathematics and Education. Nicole taught for several years in middle school mathematics in North Carolina and South Carolina then decided to stay home while her children were young. For the 8 years prior to joining University School, she privately tutored children from elementary level to college leveled mathematics in the evenings. Nicole is very excited to be a part of such an amazing staff and this wonderful community that is USL. She resides in Mt. Pleasant with her husband Roger, son Dylan, and daughter Riley. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her children, knitting, golfing, and reading.

Don Burkard – B.A., M.A. (College Counseling)

Recently retired from a 30-year career at the College of Charleston where he was Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions, Don Burkard is a member of the college counseling team at University School. His inside higher education insight along with his skills as a counselor combine to make him an invaluable aid for our students. Don especially enjoys focusing on the juniors and seniors and their journey to college and beyond. He resides in Mt. Pleasant with his wife Mary, and he enjoys traveling to explore and to see his three children and his grandchildren. "I consider it a privilege to volunteer as an Upper School College Adviser at University School. It provides me with an opportunity to utilize my 43-year career in College Admissions and Enrollment Management in assisting wonderful USL students (and parents) to successfully navigate the college selection process which can, oftentimes, be confusing and stressful. In my time at University School, I have discovered the overall culture of USL to be unique in that throughout my career I have rarely encountered a school environment based on so much mutual respect, high level of engagement among students and faculty, and a dedicated commitment for advancing the teaching-learning process. I feel fortunate to have been asked to serve at this great School, and I look forward to continue to do my part in advancing USL' s mission and vision."

Heather Connelly – B.S., M.Ed. (LOTCs)

Heather moved to the Charleston area to attend the College of Charleston where she graduated from the Honors program with a B.S. in Biology and earned her Secondary Education certification.  While there she worked in the Math lab and as a Supplemental Instruction leader for introductory Biology classes during which time she realized that she loved helping others learn and decided that she wanted to teach.  As part of her program, she completed independent study and a bachelor’s essay about problem-based learning and realized the educational value of students learning about real-life issues related to a subject and developing solutions to problems.  After graduating, Heather accepted a science teaching position at R.B. Stall High school instructing students in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Physical Science, and Marine Science.  Teaching a variety of courses during her 6 years at the school helped Heather research real-life relationships within many disciplines to engage her students.  During this time, she also volunteered at the SC Aquarium and returned to C of C to earn her Masters degree in math and science education -- both of which helped her expand her knowledge of various scientific disciplines.  Heather enjoys helping students use scientific methods to solve problems and relate what they are learning in class to their lives and is excited to work with the students at University School as they expand their knowledge about science.  Heather currently resides in Mount Pleasant with her husband, Drew and their daughter, Ava.

Alauria Corbin – B.S. (Intermediate School Director, IS Writing, LOTCs)

Alauria was born and raised in western Georgia and made her way to the Lowcountry about ten years ago. Alauria comes to us with twenty years of teaching experience ranging from inner city Atlanta, working as a Director for Sylvan Learning, teaching at Hammond School in Columbia, and most recently spending nine years as a second and third grade teacher at Porter-Gaud. She graduated with honors from Kennesaw State University, earning her B.S. in Early Childhood Education and is currently pursuing her Masters in Educational Leadership at The Citadel. Alauria resides in West Ashley with her husband, Mickey who recently retired from twenty years in the Air Force and now works as a handyman. They both enjoy the time they get to spend with Mickey’s son, Dylan. She enjoys cooking plant-based meals for her family, friends, and neighbors and learning about the impact food has on our health and longevity. When she isn’t cooking or reading, she can be found spending time working in the yard, kayaking, hiking, or being amused by her wacky dogs. She is looking forward to getting to know all of the families that call USL home.

Beth Donoghue – B.S., M.S. (IS/MS Science, IS Math Lead, LOTCs)

Beth is the Intermediate School Science teacher and serves as a facilitator of the Extended Day Program.  She received her undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina, majoring in Marine Science, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Environmental Studies at the College of Charleston, focusing on environmental education in 3rd-8th grade students.  As a resident of Charleston, Beth has been involved in work with local youth as an employee of the South Carolina Aquarium and an Intern at Lowcountry Earth Force.  As the Earth Force Beyond the Classroom Intern in 2008-2009, Beth implemented Lowcountry Earth Force's 16 week community action and problem solving curriculum in after school programs for 3rd-5th graders in Charleston County Elementary Schools. Beth enjoys guiding students through hands on experiences and projects encouraging long term improvements and sustainable practices in their communities.  Beth currently resides on the Charleston Peninsula and likes volunteering as a Park Steward at Hampton Park.

Chelisa Elmore-Williams - B.A., B.A. (US Director, MS/US Latin, MS/US Math, US Spanish)

A recent arrival to the Charleston area, Chelisa was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but spent many years in Virginia. She attended Virginia Tech where she earned a B.A. in classical studies and a B.A. in Spanish. Currently, she is working towards obtaining a M.A. from the University of Florida. She has experience teaching Latin to both middle and high school students and enjoys working with the students at University School. Chelisa currently lives in West Ashley. When she isn’t studying or at USL, she can normally be found among the shelves of the bookstore, at the beach with a newfound book, or playing at the dog park with her puppy.

Amy Frain - B.A., M.A. (Director of Family Engagement)

I am a proud native New Orleanian (Go Saints!) and a licensed clinical social worker, though I haven't practiced in almost 20 years. I earned my Master's and undergraduate degrees (a B.A. in English with Secondary Education certification) from the University of Maryland (Go Terps!) where I also met my husband. I have been married to Bryan, a cardiologist at Roper, since 1993.  My greatest accomplishment? I am mom to three: Kate (19 and a sophomore at Princeton),  Lily (17 and a senior at Wando), and Jack (14 and a freshman at Wando). Kate was the original, founding student at USL -- the first to sign on the dotted line! This is the first year since University School was founded that I do not have a child there, but I remain in close touch with many of the parents and kids who are there. I am deeply devoted to University School and am ever grateful for the way USL and its faculty helped shape my children into the wonderful, curious, confident, warm, respectful young adults, citizens of the world, students, siblings, and friends they are today!  I look forward to continuing to support and be involved with USL in the future!

Sonia Goldberg - B.A. (Intermediate School Spanish)

I was born and raised in Toledo, Spain. I have lived in the Lowcountry for over 15 years with my husband and two wonderful boys.  I enjoy spending time on the water, boating, fishing, crabbing, cooking, being a soccer mom, and traveling in USA and overseas, especially my home country of Spain.  I love to bring my kids and immerse them in my native language and culture.  I had my own event-planning business for 5 years until I found the love of my life and moved to the States in 2000.  I am a native Spanish speaker who enjoys sharing my culture and language with children.  I think exposing a child to a different culture and language is a true gift: it will widen their horizons and sensitivity toward other cultures and people.  Studies show that children who are exposed to different languages and cultures other than their own have a greater sense of the global community and will be more tolerant of different peoples and cultures. My goal is to plant the seeds in the early ages so they will know that speaking a foreign language is as easy as playing at the park. Spaniards are very happy people and friendly and always find a good reason to celebrate!

Judy Hubbard – B.A. (School Assistant)

Judy Hubbard is thrilled to join the staff and students at USL as the School Assistant. She brings with her many skills and experiences as an educator and administrative assistant.  Judy was born and raised in Live Oak, Florida. She attended the University of Florida where she graduated with a BA in Secondary English Education. In 1993, she received her Elementary Education Certification from the College of Charleston. Her teaching career spans over 17 years beginning at First Baptist Church School in Mt. Pleasant (5K), then on to Laing Middle School (6th grade ELA), and finally to Thomas Cario Middle School (7th grade ELA, from 1999-2013). Prior to teaching, Judy worked as an Administrative Assistant for a medical supply company in Charleston.  She and her husband Mark live in Wando,SC where they enjoy boating, travel, gardening, reading, and spending time with family and friends! They have two children: Justin (Inshore Fishing Charter Guide and Tug Apprentice, Charleston) and Cary (RN Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta)  To keep active,  Judy loves to run on the beach, walk the bridge, and practice yoga. 

Paige Koches– B.A., National Board Certified (IS Humanities)

Paige Koches is a graduate of Clemson University and has been teaching since 1997. She is a National Board Certified teacher (Middle Childhood Generalist) and has experience in all elementary grade levels.  She began her career as a 5th grade teacher in Charlotte, NC.  She married Jim in 1998 and began teaching 3rd and 4th grades for Dorchester District 2.  She left teaching for a few years to raise her two children, Jamie and Kenzie.  When they were three and four years old, she took them with her to work as a director at a private pre-school.  As her children entered full-time school, she taught kindergarten for three years at St. Andrew’s Day School.  Mrs. Koches has been with USL since 2012.  She loves teaching Humanities and leading the LOTC (Learning Outside the Classroom) experiences.    It’s hard for her say good-bye to students when she has taught them for three years.  LOTCs give her time to catch up with students from the past. Paige grew up on eastern Long Island and has lived in Charleston with her husband since 1998.  She loves sports and spending time outdoors with her family.   Most weekends Mrs. Koches can be found on the boat, playing tennis, on a soccer field, or at a swim meet. 

Jason Kreutner - B.A./B.S., MA (Leadership and Life Skills, LOTCs)

Jason Kreutner, raised in Mount Pleasant and a current resident, is founder and Head of University School of the Lowcountry. He has extensive experience as an educator and leader in independent schools and is a recipient of a National Association of Independent Schools NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads -- (2006-2007 cohort). Prior to establishing USL, he was Dean of Students and then Director of Studies at Charleston Collegiate School, served as Upper School Dean and History Department Chair at Porter-Gaud School, and was Dean of Students and Humanities Instructor at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, SC.  He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the South Carolina Honors College (Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae) and received his master’s degree from Emory University in History. Kreutner was recognized by the South Carolina Independent School Association as the Headmaster "Rookie of the Year" for the 2007-2008 school year. In 2013, he received SCISA's Dr. Charles S. Aimar Educational Leadership Award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding leader among the association’s 100+ schools. His leadership of USL was spotlighted in USC's alumni magazine, Carolinian ("Chalkboard Champs"). In the March 2018 issue and in a full-page question and answer format with USL's Head of School, "Talking Education with Jason Kreutner," the Charleston Mercury explored the educational philosophy of University School. He consults and has provided guidance to several existing and new independent and public schools. He is a member of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, where he serves on the Church Council and teaches 5th-6th grade Sunday School. In addition to his work in education, he is Head Coach of Snee Farm Swim Team. In 2008, Mount Pleasant Mayor Harry Hallman awarded him the key to the city for his work with Snee Farm Swim Team since 1990. Mr. Kreutner is married to Ashleigh (Tasha) Eady, a member of the management team for Ooh!Events. They have one daughter, Kessler, and a son, John Ross.

Wei Ma - B.A. (Mandarin)

Wei Ma was born and raised in China where she received her B.A. in Education.  She immigrated to the United States in 1997 and received an A.S. from Santa Barbara City College (CA) in Office Management. Wei Ma has been teaching Mandarin Chinese to children in Charleston for several years. She is passionate about her teaching and believes learning the Chinese language and culture will give students more opportunity in the future. Wei Ma is also the director of Charleston Chinese Language Center which offers one-on-one and small group lessons. She likes to do Chinese calligraphy and Chinese folk dance in her spare time.  She lives in West Ashley with her husband, Elijah Siegler, and two children, Lucy and Henry.

Angeles Mackenzie - B.A. (MS/US Spanish)

Angeles was born in Punta del Este, Uruguay but lived and did most of her schooling in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She graduated from high school as "bachiller nacional." She earned her my degree in Social Communication in 1987: she had always wanted to be a journalist. Her career in Education was launched when she enrolled in 1985 in an Argentine government program to learn to teach illiterates how to write and read.  Angeles was trained by the "Ministerio de Educacion" and taught for 4 years until she moved to the U.S in May of 1989. She started teaching at the College of Charleston in 1990 as a Spanish adjunct professor: she taught there part time until she became a full time instructor in 1992.  She was part of the Hispanic Studies Department until the Fall of 2005. In October 2005, Angeles created Spanish Your Way.  She tailors and customizes Spanish courses to the needs her students. Most of them need to speak Spanish at work, at home, at school or for traveling.  It has been such a rewarding experience for her. People do not realize how much one can learn in the teaching process: she has learned a lot of specific vocabulary words to teach those customized courses ... English and Spanish!!! Angeles moved to Charleston from Buenos Aires in 1989, and my family and I live in James Island.

Erin McDaniels - B.I.S., M.T. (IS Math Assistant)

Erin comes to the Lowcountry from Richmond, Virginia, where she spent five years at Virginia Commonwealth University obtaining her B.I.S. in Liberal Studies of Elementary Education and her M.T. in Elementary Education. In college Erin worked a hodge-podge of part-time jobs while also working full-time as a Resident Assistant, which ultimately led her to her husband, Bryce. After graduation she worked in a Richmond Title I elementary school where she taught small group reading, small group math, and intervention for kindergarten. Erin is a proud breast cancer previvor and a self-proclaimed Air Force Brat turned Navy Wife. In her spare time, she enjoys to travel – in 2017 alone she visited every east coast state between Rhode Island and Georgia, made her way to Colorado, and down south to Mexico and Puerto Rico. She also enjoys being a homebody with her husband, appreciating the time they have together between “Navy things”, and playing with their two cats, Milo and Isis. When not at home, Erin and Bryce like to try new restaurants and explore the town.

Mandy Norris - B.A., M.Ed. (MS Humanities)

Born and raised in the upstate of South Carolina, Mandy graduated with a B.A. and M.Ed. degree in Secondary Education and English from Clemson University.  She is also a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescence ELA. Upon graduating from Clemson, Mandy moved to Charleston to begin her teaching career.  She has taught middle and high school English for many years in both private and public schools around the Lowcountry.  Her most recent job was as a full release mentor for Charleston County School District. In this role, she coached and mentored 4K to 12th grade teachers throughout the district in an effort to support their teaching practice and professional growth.  Mandy is very excited to be back in the classroom and part of an amazing staff and community that is University School of the Lowcountry. She resides in Mt. Pleasant with her husband Patrick, son Charles Patrick, and daughters Kendall Gail and Ann Carlyle. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Christie Owen - A.A. (Bookkeeper)

Christie is a Lowcountry native who comes to us with over twenty years of accounting experience.  Christie earned her Associate's Degree in Accounting at Trident Technical College along with her Bookkeeping Certificate.  She resides in Ladson with her husband, Shawn, who is currently working towards his degree in Culinary Arts.  They both enjoy traveling, meeting new people, and spending time with family and friends.  Christie loves reading and learning more about the history of Charleston.  In her spare time, she can be found at the beach or touring downtown.  She also secretly loves to watch the Travel Channel and the Food Network.  Christie looks forward to getting to know the faculty, parents, and the students at University School. 

Sara Peck - B.A., M.A.. (MS/US Writing, Grammar, and Speech; Novel Club)

Though born in Charleston, Sara was raised in Greenville, South Carolina. She returned to the Lowcountry to receive her BA in English and Creative Writing from the College of Charleston. After graduating, she spent two months studying and writing in Prague. Upon returning, she worked at Blue Bicycle Books as well as for Write of Summer, a summer creative writing camp for kids ranging from third to twelfth grade. In 2010, Sara relocated to Chicago to complete a Master’s of Fine Arts in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. While in Chicago, Sara tutored undergraduate students in writing as well as conducted tutor training. She has been back in Charleston for several years, inspiring students at University School of the Lowcountry, managing Blue Bicycle Books, providing private writing tutoring for middle grade students, teaching poetry workshops at Haut Gap Middle School through LILA’s Poets in Schools Program, and co-teaching Write of Summer. Her poetry can be found in various literary journals. She has also published two volumes of poetry: Yr Lad, Bob (2013) and Here You Are (2015).

Ann Glenn Rowland - B.A., M.A.T. (Dean of Faculty, Global Languages Lead, MS Spanish)

Ann has lived in the Charleston area most of her life and is a veteran teacher who has taught all levels of Spanish in the Lowcountry. She received her B.A. from Winthrop University and her M.A.T. from the Citadel and has been trained to teach Spanish in the International Baccalaureate program. Ann started out her career at North Charleston High School and, after her first son was born seven years later, she transferred to Summerville Intermediate High School to be closer to her residence. While at Summerville, Ann became the chairperson of the Foreign Language Department, a position she maintained as she helped launch Fort Dorchester High in 1992.  As a FDHS Patriot, Ann organized the Spanish Club and the SADD club – Students Against Destructive Decisions - and was an active member of local, state and national foreign language organizations. She also organized 14 trips for her students to Europe and Mexico and developed a homestay program for Lowcountry students in Mexico. Although Ann retired from FDHS in 2004, she is thrilled to be a part of USL and hopes her new students will experience the same enthusiasm and love for speaking Spanish as she has. Ann was one of the first teachers on-staff to launch University School in 2007. Ann lives with her husband, Chris, in their log home in Ravenel, and they are very active in the shag community in the Lowcountry. They enjoy their country home, 3 grandchildren, cat, and Australian Shepherd.

Roger Smith - B.A., M.A., J.D. (College Counseling)

Roger Smith is an attorney and educational consultant who recently retired after twenty-five years working in and for independent schools across the country as teacher, coach, college counselor, department head, academic adviser, and search consultant.  Among the schools where Roger worked are Hill School (PA), Choate Rosemary Hall (CT), Webb School of California, Menlo School (CA), The Ross School (NY), and Savannah Country Day School.  A native Charlestonian who spent his teenage years in Mount Pleasant, Roger graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard University (BA), Middlebury College (MA), and the University of Texas (JD).  Roger divides his time between Sullivan's Island and Flat Rock, NC.  When not at USL,  Roger enjoys reading, hiking, bicycling, sailing, tennis, and traveling on land or sea.

Patrick Thomas - B.A. (P.E.)

Though born in Texas, Patrick primarily grew up in Charleston where he attended Academic Magnet High School before going on to the University of South Carolina. After graduating with a BA in Media Arts and a Cognate in audio production, Patrick returned to Charleston and began to work with Whole Foods Market, igniting an interest in health and nutrition education. He began substitute teaching before taking a long-term position teaching PE for Palmetto Scholars Academy. Additionally, Patrick is a touring musician. When he's not at work, he can be found at home with his cat and dog or steering a van packed with other musicians and their instruments around the country. Though Patrick has been tangentially involved in the USL community for several years, he is excited to get to know the students and families even better. 

Tiffany Thompson - B.A. (Math, P.E., LOTCs)

Tiffany Thompson grew up in Mount Pleasant and is very excited to be returning back home after a few years away in Waynesville, NC. She earned her bachelor's degree in Pure Mathematics at Erskine College. Tiffany realized that she loved to teach and decided to pursue education right away. She spent one year substitute teaching, as she was transitioning into married life in NC, then she taught seventh grade math for two years in Canton, NC. Tiffany is married to her husband, Kirby Thompson, who is also a Charleston native. In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys playing piano, swimming, playing with her two cats, and playing trivia. She is very excited to work with students at USL and is excited to call Charleston home again!

Sarah Vega - B.S. (Director of Communications)

A native of the Lowcountry, Sarah graduated from Winthrop University with a B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communication. She has worked for a variety of non-profit organizations and worn many hats in those roles: social media manager to event organizer; media relations coordinator to strategic planner; marketing content writer to fundraising campaign guru. Sarah is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Andrew. In her most recent professional role, Sarah worked for East Cooper Meals on Wheels for 3 years before taking time off to be a full-time mom to Christian and Emilie. Sarah enjoys running, reading, traveling, and a good cup of coffee.

Frank Williams - B.A., M.A. (MS/US Latin)

Frank grew up in Northern Virginia and attended the Westminster School, an independent coeducational day school with emphasis in the Classics. He continued his study of the Classics and Latin throughout high school and holds a B.A. degree in Classics and a Minor in Art History from Wake Forest University. At Wake Forest he also studied overseas at Casa Artom in Venice, Italy. Upon graduation he attended Florida State University, where he earned a Master’s degree in Classical Archaeology and his teaching certification. At FSU Frank was a graduate assistant for four summers at the excavations at Gaiole in Chianti, Italy, located between Florence and Siena. He has been teaching at the high school level, university level or online for over 20 years. He currently is an Instructor and Department Chair for the North Carolina Virtual Public School. Frank has been living in Charleston for almost 5 years after relocating from Raleigh, North Carolina.  He enjoys his family, traveling, and the water.

Nannette Williams - M.S., LMFT (School Counselor)

Nannette was born, raised, and educated in Southern California.  She started counseling at age 6 when she put up her sign from Charles Schulz's Peanuts cartoon that said “Psychiatric Help 5 cents.”  She knew she would work as a mental health therapist.  She has worked with all ages of students from K-4 through higher education as a professional school counselor, teacher, and academic advisor.  After earning her graduate degree, she accepted a counseling position at a high poverty school with a performing arts program.  This experience taught her that students can thrive in poor conditions with hope and attention.  As an only child, Nannette hoped to have a few children of her own. Thanks to her fabulous husband, they now have 5 children.  They moved to Charleston with their two small children 20 years ago for her husband to teach at The Citadel (and the other three arrived here in Charleston!).  Working part time was the goal to permit her to be home for her kids.  In Charleston Nannette earned her license to practice therapy (licensed marital and family therapist).  She was employed at a private school as a school counselor and as a therapist in her own private practice.  A few years ago she opened a clothing store which was a long-held dream.  Although the store grew in popularity, she knew she would return to counseling.  Nannette is involved in local and state counseling associations and remains current on developments in her field through consistent professional development.  Volunteering is vital: she has helped in her church's nursery and facilitated counseling groups.  She does not have spare time with 5 children, but maybe someday?  A long time advocate of learning by doing, mentoring, and teaching civility in our curriculum, Nannette's belief in these philosophies will make working in a school like USL a dream!  She did not hesitate to join the staff after meeting the smiling students and welcoming staff.  She is looking forward to meeting and helping the University School families navigate the ups and downs of parenting and educating our youth for a bright future!

Jaime Zollars - B.A., B.F.A. (Art)

Jaime is a freelance illustrator, educator, and entrepreneur. Jaime grew up in both Southern California and suburban Maryland, eventually earning a BA in photography from the University of Maryland Baltimore in 1999, and a BFA in Illustration with Distinction from the Art Center College of Design in 2003. She taught for 6 years at the prestigious Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has illustrated children’s books, magazines, newspapers, and ad campaigns. Her clients include United Airlines, Random House, The American Red Cross, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, Clarion Books, Quarry Books and the L.A. Weekly. Jaime’s art has been recognized by many esteemed publications and societies, including Taschen’s Illustration Now, American Illustration, Communication Arts, The Society of Illustrators, 3x3, Spectrum, Curvy Australia, Design Taxi, XFuns Taipei, DPI Taiwan, BBC’s Culture Shock, Small Magazine, Creative Quarterly, the SI-LA, and the SCBWI. She has also served on several boards, including the Los Angeles SCBWI, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, and The Illustration Conference (ICON). Jaime now happily lives and works in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina with her husband, son, and daughter.  

Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

University School is a vibrant and growing learning community.  We continually seek to build our contacts with those interested in teaching and/or volunteering at USL. Prospective faculty members and volunteers who support the mission of our school, enjoy teaching curious, thoughtful and high-achieving students, and are looking for collaborative, creative and intellectual colleagues with whom to work are invited to apply.  If interested in faculty employment, please send a letter of interest, resume, and completed application form (available below) to the Head of School. If interested in volunteering, please just complete and send in the application form.

Faculty & Volunteer Application(PDF)

For 2018-2019, Upper School (grades 9-12) and/or Middle School (grades 6-8) Science Teacher. This could be a part or full-time position.

For 2018-2019 because we are growing, we are always eager to hear from highly-qualified candidates available for part-time positions. This includes all disciplines and grades (3-12).

University School of the Lowcountry is committed to its growth as an institution that welcomes and values a diversified school community. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, economic background, or any other classification protected by law in the administration of its educational policies, financial assistance policies, or any other school policy or program.