Hamrick to Join Education Faculty at BJU

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 19, 2016) – Anna L. Hamrick will serve as an instructor in the School of Education at Bob Jones University this fall. Hamrick also serves as a teacher in the Learning Resource Center at Bob Jones Academy (BJA) and previously served as the advisor and adjunct professor in the School of Education at BJU.

“The Division of Teacher Education is excited to welcome Anna as a member of our faculty,” said Dr. Brian Carruthers, dean of the School of Education. “Anna’s training in special education and literacy will help meet very specific needs in the division.”

Hamrick earned a BS in Elementary Education (1998) and a MEd in Special Education (1999) from BJU. Hamrick has furthered her education by continuing to take specialized education courses from universities and organizations such as MidAmerica Nazarene University, Furman University, BJU and AACS Continuing Education.

In addition to her work at BJU, Hamrick has served as a substitute teacher for Greenville County Schools, and as an elementary music teacher, seventh grade math and English teacher at Colonial Christian School in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Hamrick’s South Carolina certifications include elementary, generic special education and learning disabilities, and she has taught a course in Exceptional Young Children at BJU since 2013. She is also a member of the International Literacy Association and has completed Ministry Safe Child Sexual Abuse Awareness training.

Outside of the classroom, Hamrick is an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Simpsonville, serving as the nursery director, shower coordinator, and ladies retreat committee member and coordinator.

“The faculty and staff at Bob Jones University made such an impact on me when I was a student,” says Hamrick. “I’m thrilled to now have that same opportunity as I work with college students who are training to teach the next generation.”

A resident of Simpsonville, she and her husband have two children who attend Bob Jones Academy. In addition to her service at BJU, Hamrick will continue to serve on the elementary education faculty of BJA.