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Rhonda Van Pelt

Rhonda Van Pelt
  • Bennettsville, SC
  • Marlboro County High School

Hello, I am Rhonda Bridges Van Pelt, an Appalachian State University graduate of 1985 where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Communications Media and Marketing. I worked at the The Charlotte Observer prior to entering Education (lateral entry in 2000 while I acquired my teaching license in 2003). I taught high school Marketing in the Career and Technical Education program for 16 years in NC and currently in my 6th year in Marlboro County, SC. I earned my National Board Certification in 2009 and just recently renewed for 10 more years. I graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 2021 with a Masters in Instructional Technology degree. I serve at my school as a mentor teacher, DECA and NTHS advisor, and School Improvement Committee member. I am married to Scott, 33 years. We have a daughter Bridget and son-in-law Weston Lawing, and granddaughter Hattie Sue, and our son Camden and daughter-in-law Rebecca Van Pelt. We love to RV with family and friends. We fulfilled our family goal of all 50 states in 2017 and beginning the journey again. Being a teacher offers many rewards and challenges. The rewards are why I teach, and the challenges make me better to obtain those rewards.

Grant Awarded in 2022: School Supplies Grant

NSHSS is always looking to find ways to support our network of educators, especially those who are constantly looking to support their students. To help offset the financial burden, NSHSS is awarding twelve (12) high school educators $500 grants to help provide additional opportunities to their students and classrooms.