Meet & Greet – Candidate Bio

 

You are invited to attend the Meet & Greet at 5:30pm on Monday, April 23, 2018 in the Conference Room of Greer Middle College, just before the regular board meeting begins.

 

Candidate Bios for Greer Middle College Charter High School Board of Directors Special Election on Monday, May 7, 2018

 

Paul Evans

Paul Evans – Director of Agency Services. As a business man, I bring creative leadership and an
understanding of how marketing and solid business principles work together to make clients successful.
I have more than 29 years of marketing, sales, and client relations experience. With a unique approach
to designing brands, creating experiences, and masterful storytelling, I set my clients apart from their
competitors.
I have many years of experience in the luxury brand, automotive, niche business, nonprofit, fine dining,
franchising, pharmaceutical and medical verticals among others, including education.
As a parent to a GMC student (sophomore) and a former police officer, I feel I can help the school in
efforts to raise awareness, improve security and above all, increase funding. I would be honored to be
considered….

 

Jamie Harvey

Jamie Harvey- I am so thankful that you recently elected me to serve on GMC’s Board
of Directors. Because it was a special election, the seat I filled is up for re-election, so I am once again
asking for your vote. As a veteran classroom teacher, parent of two GMC students, and long-time
advocate for school choice, I believe I bring the passion and experience needed to continue serving on
your board. I am student-centric and will approach all issues by asking the fundamental question: “Is this
what’s best for our students?” Just like in my classroom, my goal will be that the answer is a resounding
“YES!” Currently, I teach AP English at SC Connections Academy, another charter school in our district,
and serve in school choice advocacy efforts, including meeting with state legislators to promote equitable
funding and attending this year’s Public Charter School Alliance’s Leadership Summit in Columbia. I
earned my BA from Wofford and my Master’s in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. My
husband, Den, and I are proud parents to Emma (11th grade) and Noah (9th grade). We live in TR, own
three local Subway restaurants, and love GMC.

 

Pauline Nichol

Pauline Nichol– I am running for a position on the Board of Directors at Greer Middle College Charter
High School (GMC) because I want to help make an impact on the next generation of leaders, our
students. GMC is a school committed to academic excellence, and the personal development of each
student by requiring community service as part of their educational process. By serving in their
community, each student learns the valuable lesson that someone else’s needs are greater than their
own. This is the heart of being a Blazer and one of the reasons we wanted our family to be a part of this
school. Eight years ago, my husband Joe and I with our four children relocated to a small farm in
Landrum, SC to start Ghost Oak Truffiere. Our daughter Isabella is the first of our children to attend GMC
and is an active freshman participating on both the swimming and track team. Our son, Gabe, will be a
freshman at GMC in the fall. I have been a Physician Assistant for the past 26 years and am currently
employed as the Director of Clinical Operations for Perseus Immunotherapy, a cancer research
company. For the past 17 years, my family has attended Grace Church. I am an active member serving as
a small group leader and hospitality team member. I have previous experience from 2011-2013 at Blue
Ridge Christian Academy serving on the Board of Directors, and elected President of the Board in 2012.
The Blazer family is comprised of the students, parents, teachers and administration. If I am elected to
the Board of Directors at GMC my greatest commitment will be to maintain a positive relationship
between all of the members of this family. My hope is to help continue the legacy of GMC as one of the
greatest schools in Greenville County for many generations to come.

 

John Short

My name is John Short, and I am running for a second term on the Greer Middle College Board of
Directors. I am currently the Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Academic Committee. Two years
ago I was elected to the board, and have seen great great changes to school. It has been a rewarding
experience to assist in moving our students out of the portables and into the the wonderful new school.
I am excited to see the continued growth of our school over the next several years.
My wife, Kristen, and I have three children. Our oldest son, Patrick, graduated from GMC in 2017. Our
second son, Christian, is currently a junior at GMC. Our youngest daughter,Grace, will be a freshman

next year. Over the years, our boys have been challenged and engaged in so many of the great things
that GMC has to offer. Our family has greatly benefited from the close and personal relationships that
have been created with the teachers and staff at GMC.
I am the CEO/Owner of Excalibur Youth Services, where we provide adolescents psychiatric services in a
residential setting. I am also a partner in the restaurant, Shortfields, located in Travelers Rest and
Simpsonville. In addition to the GMC board , I have served as the chair of the North Greenville YMCA,
the chair of Foothills Family Resources, and co-chaired the Raise the Blaze capital campaign for the GMC
school building. I also serve as a deacon at Trinity Presbyterian Church.
I look forward to continuing my service on the board for the next two years. I am very excited to see
more great things happen at GMC.

 

Tully Stoudemayer

My name is Tully Stoudemayer and I look forward to the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors
at GMC. I am a family practice physician at Travelers Rest Family Medicine. My wife Dawn and I have
been married for 25 years and have 7 children, two of whom have graduated from GMC, two who
attend GMC currently (Gabriel is a junior and Elijah is a freshman), and two who will attend GMC in2
years. I especially saw the value of education when our family served as medical missionaries in
Honduras for 2 ½ years. I currently serve on the board of Joshua’s Way and teach an adult Sunday
School class in our church.
In our seven years of having children at GMC, I have come to love the school and appreciate the
administration, teachers, and quality of the education provided. I look forward to working with the
board and the school to continue to improve and make GMC the best high school in South Carolina. As
GMC continues to grow and change, I want to continue to make sure the transition from high school to
college is as smooth as possible for our students.

 

Amy Woodington

Amy Woodington – I would like to become a member of the board of GMC because I believe that I have
a lot to offer as an individual of the community and as a previous/present/future business partner with
GMC. I graduated from college in 1991 with a BS in Home Economics and a minor in Dramatic
Production. I became a certified dental assistant in May of 1992. I have worked in the dental field for 31
years. I have had much experience with dealing with different types of patients and also problem solving
and coming up with solutions that benefit all involved. I have managed the practice where I am currently
(which consists of 10 employees and 2 dentists) for three years. I have served and volunteered in the
Give Kids a Smile program, Free dental days with Family Dental Health and volunteered at the Greenville
Free Clinic numerous times. I have been on several mission trips around South Carolina with the church I
attend. I lead a high school girl small group for four years at my church and am soon to be a leader in a
program called RE:gen (helping those who are trying to overcome various addictions). I have also lead
several women’s small groups at my church and continue to do so as the opportunity arises. I feel that I
could add great insight with the experience I can bring; and I think that both I and GMC would benefit

from electing me to serve on the board of directors. I believe it is an honor to be asked, and I appreciate
the consideration.