When I first came to Fulmer I asked our administration to allow me to teach SC History if we ever had an opening. I asked this because I love SC… yes I’m a huge Georgia BullDawg fan, but my heart and home has been and always will be Lexington County, SC. For those who do not know I grew up in this district just on the other side going to Saluda River Elementary, Northside Middle School, and Brookland-Cayce High School. After BC I was granted the privilege to attend Winthrop University were I majored in History, founded and became president of the Winthrop FCA, and enjoyed three straight Mens Basketball Championship seasons as the Student Assistant for the Winthrop Eagles under Coach Gregg Marshall. I then chased my dream of coaching at the University of Georgia were I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Coach Mark Richt, but also found out that some dreams aren’t what they seem. I left Athens moving home and taking a teaching/coaching job in a rural town. After two years and two schools I was not happy and moved home to the Lexington area. I worked one year as a Teacher’s Assistant at Busbee Middle, but then went after the sales world hoping to find better money. Two years later I was on pace to make over $100,000 in a year, but something was missing. I went into my manager and told him I was going back to teaching. I began to substitute teach and a couple weeks later was offered a chance to come to Fulmer and take over for one of my Elementary Principals who was teaching 6th Grade World History. I asked for three things… 1) I want to start an FCA, 2) I want to teach SC History, and 3) I want to not be made to Coach until I become a better educator. Now entering my third year at Fulmer I am teaching SC History, I am the Huddle Coach of the first ever Fulmer FCA (This is the best FCA I have ever been around), and my administration has not pushed me to do anything but become the best educator I can be and to assure all my students learn. I am very excited about this year, and look forward to working with all my students and their parents. Teachers from other schools… if you have ideas I might can use or if you need something from me let me know. It takes a village to raise a child… it takes everyone to educate a child. Coach Herring
Any questions or concerns let me know: BHerring@Lex2.Org
See Coach Herring in the News
Go to: www.palmettoparent.com
and read the Jan 2011 article starting on page 29. Great for Parents too.
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