Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Dominique James
8/20/2014, 1:26 p.m.
Dominique James has six years of experience as an educator. She is a native of Bennettsville, South Carolina and a 2003 graduate of Marlboro County High School.
Dr. James earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC; a master’s degree in divergent learning from Columbia College in Columbia, SC; and a doctorate in educational leadership and management from Capella University, MN.
Dr. James has taught in Rock Hill School District Three and Hampton City Schools serving students in Title I schools as a 3rd and 5th grade teacher, and as a math interventionist. In addition, Dr. James has served on various committees such as the Effective School-wide Discipline (ESD), Professional Learning Communities (PLC), and Math committees. She has been a Teacher Advisory Council representative, a New Teacher Mentor, and a Teacher of the Year Nominee. Other accomplishments include achieving 100 percent pass rates on Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests. With a published dissertation titled “Improving Teacher Efficacy through Peer Observations: An Action Research Study,” Dr. James seeks to increase student achievement, increase employee confidence and transform school culture.
Dr. James is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. Currently residing in Hampton, Dr. James is married to Derrick James, a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force and they have one son together.