Jamelle Gestwicki, a native of Canandaigua, New York, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Government from Daemen College and her Masters in Education from Canisius College. Ms. Gestwicki successfully completed the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification in 2010. She holds a New York State Permanent Teaching Certificate and a South Carolina Professional Certificate Masters Plus 30. She has South Carolina teaching endorsements in Advanced Placement Human Geography, US History, European History, and World History and has served as a teaching assistant for the AP US History Institute at Clemson. Ms. Gestwicki taught in the Greenville County Schools at Mauldin High School for 14 years before coming to the Governor’s School in 2007. She was the Mauldin High School Teacher of the Year in 1985-1986 and a Who’s Who among America's Teachers in 2006. Ms. Gestwicki is a member of the National Council for Social Studies and is a Teaching Consultant for the South Carolina Geographic Alliance. Ms. Gestwicki currently serves as sponsor of the International Relations Club, Senior Class Advisor, and member of the Graduation Committee.
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