BRMS Administrative Team

Principal (Retiring July 1st)- Becky Greene

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It has been a great pleasure to be a part of the Blue Ridge Middle Community for the past nine years. Prior to coming to BRMS I have served in education in the following positions: Science Teacher at Sevier Middle, Curator of Life Science at Roper Mountain Science Center, Instructional Coach at Berea Middle, and District Middle School Coordinator for The School District of Pickens County. My degrees are from Clemson and Furman Universities. My husband and I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, reading, skiing, and watching Clemson football! Go Tigers – Blue Ridge and Clemson!

New Principal (Effecitive July 1) - Karen Bullard

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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.

Assistant Principal - Sheila Earley

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.

Administrative Assistant - Don Kauffman

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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 MAT from The Citadel, my National Board Certification in Adolescent Social Studies, my Administrative Degree in K-12 Administration through Greenville and Clemson, and I am currently working on 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:  https://sites.google.com/greenvilleschools.us/dkauffman/home

New Administrative Assistant (Effecitive July 1) - Sandra Taylor

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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.

 Instructional Coach - Tanya Harris

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I have been teaching 7th grade English language arts at Blue Ridge Middle School since 2005. This year I took on a new challenge, the job of Instructional Coach. 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. In my free time I’ll be found either at my family’s barn with our horses, at a Clemson football game, at the beach, or camping with my family.

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