Thursday, October 27, 2013
We want to thank all the advisors, students, presenters, exhibitors, state officers, alumni members and SC HOSA Board of Directors who participated and were key to the success of the 2014 Fall Leadership Conference. Without the involvement of all of the above we would not be able to have such a great conference. Special thanks to Newberry College for hosting us and for arranging such a wonderful lunch. What a truly special partner they are. Special thanks as well to Dawndy Mercer Plank for sharing her story of health and wellness with us. “There’s No Magic Pill”.
This was truly a team effort, as is all things HOSA related.
Thank you again,
Professionalism – Kelly currently teaches at Swansea High School.
• She has been teaching Health Science and involved with HOSA for 13 years.
• Prior to teaching at Swansea High School, she taught at Calhoun County High School.
• In her prior life, she was a Senior Public Health Nurse and School Nurse Coordinator.
Experience – Kelly has been involved with HOSA since her first day on the job.
• She has been a local chapter advisor since day one.
• She has served on the SC HOSA Inc. Board of Directors.
• She has been an event manager at the state and national conferences.
• She was nominated to serve on the National Competitive Events Committee.
• She currently serves as Category Chair for SC HOSA.
Leadership – Kelly is a leader for her students and for her peers.
• She served as a DIRECT (new teacher) mentor for the last 8 years.
• She led her students to success at state and national competitions.
• She mentored students through the process of scholarship applications.
What it means to Kelly to be a HOSA Advisor –
“Being a HOSA advisor is the best part of my job! I love helping students practice for their events and feeling the sense of satisfaction and recognition when a student is recognized and places in their respective competitive event.”
Teachers like Kelly, who bring their knowledge, experience, and dedication to the classroom, continue to be inspirations to our future health professionals.