Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Tonya B. Beaty
Mrs. Tonya Beaty is our Reading Coach. She graduated from Spartanburg High School, South Carolina State University, and the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg, respectively. She has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree, both in elementary education. She received 30 hours above her masters from Converse College. Mrs. Beaty is certified in Elementary Education, Middle School Language Arts, and she holds her literacy teacher and literacy coach endorsements.
She has been an educator for 27 years-she taught for two years at Jonesville High School in Union County, 13 years at Houston Elementary in Spartanburg School District 7, and 8 years at Boiling Springs Middle School in Spartanburg School District 2. She was the Reading Coach at Chapman Elementary for two years before it combined with Houston Elementary to become Drayton Mills Elementary. Mrs. Beaty is the director of the Spartanburg Junior Writing Project and a member of the Palmetto State Teachers Association.
Her husband of 25 years is Rodney Beaty Sr. and to this union, they have one son, Rodney Beaty Jr. (R.J.). R.J. and his wife, Elicia, have two daughters, Raielle 10 years old, and Hendryx, 1 year old.