Degrees and Certifications:

University of South Carolina: - Bachelors: Biology - Masters: Education Administration Certifications: - Highly qualified Middle level science in SC - Tier 1 administration in SC - Middle level Science teacher in AL - Elementary Administration in AL

Mr. Jeremiah Brand

In 2012, I was finishing my degree in Biology at the University of South Carolina and trying to decide what to do to with my second career.   I was looking for a career that would allow me to help people, but somehow I had never considered teaching as a viable option.   Fortunately for me, my wife encouraged me to move in a path that would provide substantial emotional rewards.   I found a program of alternate certification and my first job teaching middle school science in Columbia, South Carolina.   I absolutely loved it!   By the end of my third year teaching, I had decided to get a Master's degree in Education Administration (also from the University of South Carolina) so I could further understand the school systems around me and how to help students find success.  I am always looking to learn and grow, and as such my daily goals are always changing.   However, one goal remains constant in my career path:  Today I will help my students and peers find success in their paths.  

This is my second year at Liberty Middle School.    I am very excited to be a part of such a wonderful team.   This year I will be teaching mostly 8th grade classes, but I am also very excited to teach one 7th grade class this year!