BRMS Administrative Team

Mrs. Karen Bullard

Principal

     Mrs. Bullard began her teaching career in 1989 as a chemistry teacher in North Carolina.  After moving to South Carolina in 2002, she taught chemistry at Camden High School, while also working toward an administration certification. In 2005, Mrs. Bullard became the Director of the Freshman Academy at Camden High School, a position she held for five years. During that time period, she earned an Education Specialist Degree from the University of South Carolina. In 2010, Mrs. Bullard became the principal of Lugoff-Elgin Middle School. 

      Mrs. Bullard's greatest pleasure comes from spending time with her family. Her husband, Clay, manages a fabrication shop and they have two daughters. Peyton and her husband, Erik, graduated from Clemson University and they live in Greer with their son. Brittany graduated from Winthrop University and is a special education teacher. Mrs. Bullard also enjoys serving in her church where she sings in the choir and participates in women's ministry.

Mrs. Sheila Earley

Assistant Principal

        Blue Ridge Middle has greeted me with welcoming arms. I am so excited to be a part of the Blue Ridge Middle School family. I currently serve as the 7th grade, 8th grade and Special Education Assistant Principal here at Blue Ridge Middle.

My husband (Curtis) and I have three beautiful children, Sabrea, C. Dorian, and Danielle

       I have attended both South Carolina State University and Furman University. I have taught for over seven years at the middle school level and spent three in early childhood. This is my seventh year in administration and I am loving it.

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Dr. Don Kauffman

Administrative Assistant

      This is my 21st year in education spread across the state of South Carolina from the coast in the Charleston area where I subbed and did my student teaching, to the Gateway to the Low-country in Barnwell, SC, to the largest school district in South Carolina representing much of the upstate in Greenville.

         I have been involved in the instruction or the professional development of almost every age group in public education from Elementary School (K-7) Music, to Assistant High School Band Director (8-12). I have coordinated a 6th– 8th grade Gifted and Talented Program, taught a 6th grade Social Studies Class and worked for a number of years as the Instructional Coach in a middle school setting.  

       I have my undergraduate History Degree from the University of South Carolina, my Masters in the Art of Teaching from The Citadel, my Administrative Degree in K-12 Administration through Greenville and Clemson, and my my Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction through the University of South Carolina.  I am a three-time school "Teacher of the Year" and a one-time District "Teacher of the Year". I am looking forward to our time together and cannot wait to see the great things that are in store for us.

Email:  dkauffma@greenville.k12.sc.us

Website:  Dr. K's Korner

Sandra Taylor

Mrs. Sandra Taylor

Administrative Assistant

       Sandra Taylor began her teaching career in 1991 as a science teacher at Blue Ridge High School. She taught all levels of Physical Science, General Science, Biology and Chemistry. She also served as a science teacher at Riverside High where she developed the Anatomy and Physiology program. She currently teaches 7th grade science at Northwest Middle School. Mrs. Taylor holds a Master’s Degree in Secondary Administration and has 6 years of administrative experience, serving as an Assistant Principal of Blue Ridge High School.

     Mrs. Taylor’s pride and joy is her family. Her husband, Jody Taylor, is the Grounds and Terminal Manager of GSP International Airport and she has two sons. Her oldest son recently graduated from Spartanburg Community College with a degree in Horticulture and her youngest son is currently in 6th grade at Northwest Middle School. She enjoys spending time with her family camping, hiking and gardening.

     Mrs. Taylor is very excited to be joining the Blue Ridge Middle School family and is looking forward to working with the wonderful members of the Blue Ridge Community.

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Mrs. Tanya Harris

Instructional Coach

     I love being a part of the Blue Ridge family and have been at BRMS since 2005 and have been the Instructional Coach here since 2013.  Before becoming the Instructional Coach, I taught seventh grade English language arts here.  Prior to coming to BRMS, I taught at Gateway Elementary School, Northwest Middle School, and Berea Middle School.  I have degrees from Clemson University and Southern Wesleyan University and am currently working on a literacy degree from Clemson University. 

     My husband, Scott, and I have been married since 1988, and we have two daughters, two son-in-laws, and a granddaughter.  My daughter Chelsey is a nurse, and her husband, Parker, is in medical school.  My daughter Madison is a fourth grade teacher, and her husband, Will works at BMW.  I have two fur babies, Sumter, a yellow lab, and Piper, a long-haired, red-headed dachshund. In addition, we live on a little farm and have two horses and two cats.   

     In my free time, I’ll either be doing something outside around our little farm, on the road to Florence to visit Miriam, my granddaughter, at my church, at a Clemson football game, riding my bike or walking on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, or at the beach with my family.   I am excited to see what this new school year holds for us, so let’s go Tigers!