Brenda Harper

I am currently the Director of Special Education with Anderson School District Five in Anderson, SC. Prior to this, I worked as a school principal, director of charter schools and special education teacher. My bachelors is in Special Education, my masters in Educational Leadership and my Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. My particular educational interests are supporting children with Autism and supporting struggling readers during their school years. We relocated to the upstate five years ago and love the area. I am the mother to one son who loves all things sports. Two of my favorite weekend activities are leading exercise classes and doing portrait photography.
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Using Affirmations with Kids-The Power of Words and Self-Talk

Helping our children develop a strong sense of self is important to all parents.  This strong sense of self will help our children face adversity and negativity they are sure to encounter for the...
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Teacher Appreciation- Throughout the Year

Back-to-school time has a way of turning our attention to teachers and how much we appreciate all they do for our children.  Teachers work incredibly hard throughout the school year.  Support from parents on...
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Understanding Your Child’s Learning Style(s)

Understanding your child’s learning style can aid you in assisting with homework as well as enable you to help teachers understand your child as they progress through school.  Helping teachers understand the way your...
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Multiple Intelligences: Understanding Your Child

As moms we know that each of our children has a unique way of knowing and being in the world.  They each process and respond to things differently. They may also each shine in...
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Explore the Upstate with Educational Mini Trips

Nice weather is here and you might feel like taking to the road with the kids.  If you don’t have the entire day but want to get out and do something memorable, these upstate...
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Supporting A Friend Whose Child Has Autism: Practical Tips To Lend A Helping Hand

As we work to support one another as moms, it can be helpful to have some practical strategies to intentionally assist the well-being of our friends.  Autism is a growing diagnosis with 1 in...
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Teaching In The Target Line: Easy Ideas For Developing Strong Readers!

You can help your pre-school age child develop critical early reading skills while in the Target drive up line or while waiting for a take-out meal. Some simple techniques can help you teach during...