Degrees and Certifications:
BA English High School and Middle School
Ms. Mardie Kemp
I am from Bamberg and Florence, having received a diploma form South Florence High School (Go Bruins!), I wanted to be a journalist, but my father couldn’t afford the Journalism School at Carolina, so I attended Francis Marion, where I majored in English, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986 with a license to teach. While at FMU (FMC then), I participated in and was inducted in the Phi Mu and Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternities. I taught for 14 years in the S.C. Low Country, Dorchester 4, grades 7, 5 and 8. Then, when my father died, I returned to Florence to help my mom. I taught at Williams Middle School in Florence for five years before moving over to Sneed in 2005 where I have remained. Since my principal in St. George moved me to the eighth grade during my last year in that school, I have now been teaching eighth grade for almost nineteen years. I think I have found my home.