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Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Dominique James

8/20/2014, 1:26 p.m.
Dr. Dominique James is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in ...
Dr. Dominique 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.

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.