Greetings, my name is Camela Mays-James. I have been teaching for 24 years. I started this journey in Orangeburg County School District Three as an Eighth Grade English/Social Studies Teacher at Holly Hill Middle School. Upon my departure from Holly Hill Middle School, I began teaching 1st Grade at Black Street Elementary School in Walterboro SC. It was there that I began teaching 1st grade and loved it very much!! I taught 1st grade for six years and was offered the opportunity to loop with my last 1st grade class to 2nd grade. This was a best thing ever!! I was also the department head for my grade level for 7 years at this school. Upon leaving Black Street Elementary in 2008, I began teaching in Berkeley County School District at St. Stephen Elementary School. I was hired as the Reading Interventionist and trained in using the 95% group model which helped to raise the reading levels for students in grades k-3. My students had a lot of success during the sessions and their reading scores proved how hard we worked during our sessions. This program came to end after two years and I was offered the position to teach 2nd grade at St. Stephen Elementary school and remained in that position until my departure in 2018. In 2018 in began my current teaching journey at Williams Memorial Elementary School as the RTI Teacher. I am a graduate of Bamberg Job Corps Center with a certificate in Data/Entry. I am also a graduate of Claflin University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and I received my Master’s Degree in Reading from Nova Southeastern University. I have a love of Reading and hope to instill that in all my students!