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Mrs. Velayuthan

           Teaching is my passion and I love children. To develop language skills, knowledge, experience, reasoning, integrity, courtesy, health, creativity and versatility is my objective. My greatest aspiration in teaching is to light the spark of curiosity in a child as children are natural learners. To me, great teachers mentor, stimulate, provoke and engage, not just feed information to students but enlighten learning. Shaping children and laying the foundation to become emerging leaders is my target. I will achieve this goal through innovative strategies including EDI, RTI, PBIS, Rigor in Increasing Instruction, Time to Teach,AVID, Best Practices, Web’s DOK, LDC, Inquiry based and Work based learning. Through a variety of activities and technologies, I hope to share my joy of reading ,writing , and life skills with the students. 


            In India I started my teaching career in 1987 teaching Middle and High School students. My family and I moved from India to the United States in 2003. Once we moved to the US, I taught in Caldwell County, North Carolina at a College Preparatory school for five years. During this period I served as a Director of LD, taught study skills to athletes, and High School English. Then we moved to the beautiful palmetto state, South Carolina. I joined the JCSD staff family with a team spirit to see children grow and was always willing to change. I worked as High School English Teacher for five years. During this period, I served as a English Chair person from 2008 to 2012, presented an EDI model lesson, was an active member of the School Improvement Council, and also trained students for HSAP, SAT and ACT. I proved outstanding results and am very proud of my students. As senior advisor, I also conducted and participated in many student programs such as Black Program, Thanksgiving Program, ELA Night, and Senior Pageant. Furthermore, in the previous year my English 1 students showed a 97 percent passage rate in the state End of Course test and high performance in SRI and STAR testing.


            In addition to a career in education with 30 years experience both nationally and internationally, I have, been married for 25 years. My amazing husband, Mr. Asari, serves students as a High School Math teacher at Ridgeland Hardeeville School. My son 2012 graduate, also a valedictorian is currently a computer engineer in the Georgia Tech Program and my daughter, 2015 RHHS valedictorian is a sophomore in the College of Charleston, pursuing pre-med. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, listening to Gospel music, cooking, visiting senior citizens, create new instructional materials, attend workshops and trainings, participating in church, helping people, organizing things and being prepared for greatness.


            In the year 2012 I was assigned to the Hardeeville Ridgeland Middle School. I have had the privilege to serve as an English Chairperson 2012-2013 in the Middle School and to organize programs such as The Spelling Bee, The Thanksgiving Program, Multicultural Program, Writing Awareness to Parents, and ELA Night. I have serve our young scholars at the Antioch Educational Center and aid high school students in college placement testing. I am also involved in the District Data Team and Goal Setting Team. I am currently a part of the Ridgeland Hardeeville High School family, serving as an English teacher and SC Mentor. I had the honor of serving as Teacher of the Year in 2017-2018. I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially.  I deeply care for the future of all students and would like to make a difference in their lives. I even come as early as 6:15a.m on a daily basis to receive and serve my children. After 30 years of teaching experience both nationally and internationally, I have learned that my passion is teaching children and I love working at Jasper County!


Advanced Placement in English                          University of North Carolina, USA                  

Language & Composition 


Gifted & Talented Graduate Course                          Converse University, USA                      


Teachers training program in                             Madras Dyslexia Association, India            

Specific Learning difficulties  


Diploma in Teaching methodology                  International Montessori School, India         

on Montessori and Froebel

systems of child education


Master of Arts (English)                                             Annamalai University, India                      


Bachelor of Education                                               Annamalai University, India                     


Bachelor of Arts (English)                                         University of Madras, India                      



Touching lives since 1987 


Jasper County Employee since 2007


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