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Claire Carter

Administrator

A lifelong resident of Greenville, Claire Carter holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Erskine College and an Master’s of Education from the University of South Carolina. Her career spans 28 years at Greenville Technical College working as marketing instructor, Department Head of Marketing and Management, and Director of the Northwest Campus.

After retiring in 2009 she worked as an educational consultant for the Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center. In 2011, having served on the Einstein Board of Directors for five years, Claire began her career as the Administrator for the school.

Mrs. Carter is married and has one daughter.

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Rick Robertson

Teacher, Physical Education 

A 1992 High School graduate of Southside High school, Coach Rickey Robertson played varsity basketball and won the school’s first state championship during his senior year. He attended Denmark Technical College and Greenville Technical College, studying business management. Coach Robertson is the sole proprietor of District 25 Barbershop, which has been in establishment since 1999. He has coached basketball for 18 years, from 1999-2003 at Southside High School and 2004 to present at Greenville Tech Charter High School. Coach Robertson is married and has two children.

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Nancy Barker

Teacher, 4th Grade

Nancy Barker graduated from Converse College with a degree in Comprehensive Special Education in 1981, and has been in the education field since. Mrs. Barker has taught behavioral management classes at a pre-school level, learning disabilities at a junior high level, and everything in between. This is her fourth year at Einstein Academy as the fourth-grade teacher. She brings much experience and a love of teaching special needs students. Visit Mrs. Barker’s class page

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LIsa Sandlin

Teacher, 5th Grade Lisa Sandlin begins her second year at Einstein Academy. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Southern Wesleyan University and earned her Master’s in special education from Liberty University. As a parent of two children with learning disabilities, Mrs. Sandlin understands the challenges parents face. She is passionate about education, and works to create a nurturing academic environment for all of her students.
Visit Mrs. Sandlin’s class page

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Denean Garcia

Teacher, 5-6th Grade

Denean Garcia is now very happy to call herself a South Carolinian. She has lived and taught all over the country from Georgia to California to Virginia to New York (and then some).

She graduated with a bachelor’s in education from Clemson University and then received a master’s from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta GA. Her education continued with a focus on Special Education at California State University, just outside of San Francisco. Mrs. Garcia has taught for 34 years in the public, private, tutoring, Christian and home schooling sectors of education.

She has worked with all ages and levels from preschool to SAT prep classes. Her wide-ranging experiences help her bring many diverse strategies to the classroom. Mrs. Garcia’s one longstanding belief is that all children can learn, and it is her job to figure out the best method to teach them.

Denean and her husband have two adult children; one is a recent graduate of VMI and the other a current student at Clemson University. They enjoy hiking and exploring their new home state, reading, spending time with family, and cheering on the Tigers!

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Mary Worley

Teacher, 6th Grade

With more than 35 years of experience teaching individuals affected by developmental disabilities, Mary Worley has a degree in Special Education from East Tennessee State University. She completed her board-certified Behavior Analysis graduate studies at the University of North Texas. During her career as an educator, Mrs. Worley developed and supervised an In-Home ABA program for individuals affected by Autism, and was a Supervisor of Instruction at a school for individuals with Developmental Disabilities/Autism. She has taught in both self-contained and inclusion classrooms in varied settings, and has a passion to teach students to understand their learning differences and learn how to learn.

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Diane Azzarito

Teacher, 8th Grade

With 12 years of teaching experience, Diane Azzarito holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Education (K-8), with a Visual Arts Endorsement from UNM/NMHU, and a Masters of Education in Special Education (EBD-Emotional Behavior Disorders) from Furman University.

Mrs. Azzarito is a proud mother of two grown children.