Mrs. Purcell loves helping to shape young minds, partnering with others to create positive
change in education, and crafting expression through written words. She believes we are each
uniquely designed with special talents and abilities and that we have a responsibility to fully
utilize all that we have been gifted!
Education is a high priority to Mrs. Purcell. She wants to help all of her students achieve! She
loves literature of all genres, and Mrs. Purcell loves painting pictures with words! To her, writing
is a unique form of communication and expression that reveals much about an individual.
Living in South Carolina, Mrs. Purcell enjoys spending days filled with laughter and love with her
husband and two children. They love boating on Lake Keowee, cheering their favorite football
teams (Go Dawgs!), attending church, and taking in all that Greenville has to offer! Mrs.
Purcell’s son graduated from Clemson (M.S. Microbiology and Biomedicine), and her daughter
graduated from Arizona State (M.A. Educational Studies). Life is never dull at Chez Purcell!
Professional Degrees & Experience
Mrs. Purcell has extensive experience in virtual education – from both sides of the computer!
Her children were students in the inaugural class of South Carolina’s first approved cyber
charter school in 2008. Her daughter completed virtual high school and continued online
learning through college.
Currently teaching middle school writing and high school English Composition, Mrs. Purcell
uses virtual instruction in addition to in-person classes at her local homeschool co-op, the
largest in Upstate South Carolina. She is also a personal learning coach to several students.
Mrs. Purcell has a degree in English from the University of South Carolina with some post-graduate work toward a Masters at Northwestern University in Louisiana. A former public school
teacher, she has worked with all types of learners. Mrs. Purcell is a registered certified instructor
with the Institute of Excellence in Writing (IEW).