Our faculty seek to engender in each child a love for the Good, the True and the Beautiful.
B.S. Sociology, Charleston Southern University
Danielle was born and raised in Florence, SC. In 2005, she moved to Charleston to attend CSU. She currently lives in Summerville with her husband Jared and their four children, Carson, Lennon, Sutton, & Roman. This will be her seventh year homeschooling and third year working at HLS. She finds it a true joy to school her children (and herself!) classically while being surrounded with the sweet, beautiful culture that resides amongst the families at Highlands Latin School.
Joy Stephens was born and raised in Franklin, TN. You could say Classical Education is in her blood. She was homeschooled from 2nd grade and attended a classical Christian tutorial very similar to Highlands in middle and high school. After graduation, she became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT IV). She also shared her passion for the medical field and desire to help others by teaching Anatomy and Physiology to area homeschoolers. After many adventures and travels, she and her husband settled in Berkeley County in 2015. Joy works from home as a transcriptionist, as well as homeschool mom to 3 children, Brennan, Tanna, and Taggart. They love to hike as a family and are likely spotted out on the trails, exploring the beautiful landscapes and rich history that the Lowcountry has to offer.
Teacher, Primary School, Jr. Kindergarten
B.A. Early Childhood Education, North Greenville University
Teacher, Primary School, Kindergarten
Teacher, Primary School, Second Grade
B.A. Elementary Education, North Greenville University
Lauren is a native to the Charleston area and lives in Summerville with her husband Bryan and their three children, Lucas, Eleanora, & Judah. She taught second and fifth grade in public schools for eight years and was honored to be named District Teacher of the Year. She also served two years overseas as a homeschool teacher for a missionary family. She stepped out of the classroom two years ago to be a stay-at-home mother. In her free time, she loves Netflix-binging with her husband, cuddling with Eleanora & baby Judah, and learning about dinosaurs with her son Lucas. Plus coffee. Lots of coffee.
Teacher, Grammar School, Fourth Grade
B.S. Liberal Studies: Elementary Education, Longwood University
Becca has experience teaching in a variety of settings. She has taught in public school for five years, private Christian school and has been homeschooling for the past two years. Becca lives in Summerville with her husband, Dawjr, and their four children. In her free time, Becca enjoys reading, writing and watching plants grow!
Teacher, Grammar School, Literature, Composition, Latin, Classical Studies - Fifth Grade
B.A., English, Christopher Newport University
M.A., Teaching, Christopher Newport University
Lauren is excited to join the Highlands community! She has experience teaching all subjects in Kindergarten, 1st, and 5th grade. She especially loves teaching literature and watching students get lost in a good story. Most recently, she has been writing curriculum for language arts, writing, and Social Studies in her free time. Lauren and her husband live in Moncks Corner where he serves as the Student Pastor for First Baptist Moncks Corner. They have one son, Grady, and one daughter, Lydia.
Teacher, Grammar School, Latin, Classical Studies, Literature, Composition - Sixth/Seventh Grade
M.Ed., Reading Specialist, University of Virginia
Mary lives in Summerville with her son, Rollin. After years of moving from place to place as a military child and then a military wife, she is happy to call South Carolina her adopted home. She has homeschooled from the beginning using bits and pieces from Memoria Press. She began her teaching career in southern France and spent ten years in classical schools teaching Latin, history and English. She currently teaches Cisco Networking at Trident Technical College. In her free time, she enjoys romping outside with her son and two Belgian shepherds.
Teacher, Primary School, 1st Grade
Teacher, Grammar School, 4th Grade