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Karen  Denise  Whaley
5th Grade Teacher
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I received a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Claflin University and a Master's Degree in Elementary & Secondary Counseling from South Carolina State University. I also attended University of South Carolina in Columbia and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at University of Phoneix.


I have been an educator for 22 magnificent years! I am currently a 5th grade teacher. Previously, I taught 4th grade for three years; 3rd grade for two years; and 2nd grade for seventeen unbelievable years. In addition to teaching these grades, I also taught grades 6 through 8 during summer school. I thoroughly believe that Success is the sum of small efforts, Repeated Day In and Day Out!


I have been married for 18 wonderful years. My husband Andre' and I reside in Orangeburg and have two astute, beautiful, outgoing, and well-rounded children. Anaiya is fifteen years old and attends The High School for Health Professions. She is a sophomore and aspires to be an attorney. Aneas Andre' is nine years old and he attends Orangeburg Christian Academy. He is in the fourth grade. My family and I enjoy spending quality time together, spending time with our family members, going to the movies, attending various church and committee functions, visiting new places, and going on vacations.