Sammie Burman, M.Ed.
Educational Technology Specialist
Student Placement Coordinator
Location: Tigerville, SC
“Choose joy. Ignite passion. See the good. Be kind. Make the difference.”
Teaching & Education
You will learn with me when taking Instructional Technology Courses for the College of Education. Also, I serve as the Placement Coordinator for all College of Education students working as a liaison with surrounding districts.
B.A. Early Childhood Education
M.Ed. Instructional Technology
My experience includes teaching second grade in Spartanburg School District Five and serving as a tech trainer for the same district- providing PD, coaching, and training for teachers.
Also, I hold several EdTech certifications including Google Certified, Flipped Classroom Certified, Apple Teacher, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Microsoft Innovated Educator Trainer, Common Sense Educator, Digital Citizenship Certified Educator, Nearpod Certified Educator, Formative Certified Educator, Flipgrid Certified Educator, Tablet Certified Teacher, Promethean Master Educator, Brainpop Certified Educator, Epic Certified Teacher, Symbaloo Certified Teacher, + More
2015 – Teacher of the Year, Spartanburg District Five, Wellford Academy
2011 – ETS Excellence Award
I will gladly involve you in my circle that includes:
- Strong connections with other EdTech professionals globally through personal PLN
- Admin of the Upstate Teacher Connection Online group (6,000+ member group of teachers in the Upstate)
- Teachers Pay Teachers Content Creator
- Donor’s Choose 7x Grant Recipient
- CERRA Teaching Fellow Recipient + Interview Panel Member
Ever since I was a young child, I always dreamed of being an educator. I had a whiteboard in my room and would teach myself new concepts by instructing my stuffed animals.
Several impactful educators along the way reaffirmed that I wanted to make the same difference for others in this world. As a 1st generation college student, I worked hard to complete my bachelor’s degree. I then went on to earn my Masters’s Degree, all before I was 22. Upon entering the public school classroom, I found a true passion for serving students with difficult challenges.
My goal was always to meet every student where they were. Technology was the tool that allowed me to do that! I quickly began teaching myself as much as I could about tech integration in the classroom and connecting with others globally doing the same. I couldn’t help but share what I’d learned with others. When I saw how inspired others were with the new depths tech allowed education to reach, I knew I wanted to continue to help other teachers. I became a district tech trainer and enjoyed supporting teachers in their EdTech journeys. God opened an incredible door for me at North Greenville doing the two things that I love the most- helping grow educators and integrating technology into the classroom. I often feel as if I’m helping grow apples (students). However, these students (apples) will go on to plant their own seeds in others. This cycle will continue for generations and I do not take that profound impact lightly. I am blessed to serve my students!
Favorite Course to Teach: I truly can’t pick a favorite course. I love helping my Intro students begin to see the immense power and opportunity that tech integration provides. I love working alongside my senior In-Depth tech course students to create technology activities to integrate into their placements. I strive to make all of my courses relevant and meaningful!