TeacherLine Southeast Professional Development Online Courses
UNCTV PBS TeacherLine Professional Development Online Courses GA Public Broadcasting SC ETV UNCTV PBS TeacherLine Professional Development Online Courses GA Public Broadcasting SC ETV UNCTV PBS TeacherLine Professional Development Online Courses GA Public Broadcasting SC ETV UNCTV PBS TeacherLine Professional Development Online Courses GA Public Broadcasting SC ETV UNCTV PBS TeacherLine Professional Development Online Courses GA Public Broadcasting SC ETV UNCTV PBS TeacherLine Professional Development Online Courses GA Public Broadcasting SC ETV
UNCTV PBS TeacherLine Professional Development Online Courses GA Public Broadcasting SC ETV UNCTV PBS TeacherLine Professional Development Online Courses GA Public Broadcasting SC ETV UNCTV PBS TeacherLine Professional Development Online Courses GA Public Broadcasting SC ETV UNCTV PBS TeacherLine Professional Development Online Courses GA Public Broadcasting SC ETV


PBS TeacherLine courses are facilitated by highly qualified educators, experts in their field, who've been peer-selected and hold master's degrees or higher. All have successfully completed PBS TeacherLine's rigorous Online Facilitation Training program.

TeacherLine's facilitators ensure course discussions are relevant, assignments are clear, and feedback is meaningful. The following facilitators serve as TeacherLine Southeast local/regional course facilitators as well as national course facilitators too - meet them!

"My facilitator was well-organized, helpful, and prompt in addressing any and all questions or concerns we had."

- Betty Wingo, Troup County Schools, GA

TeacherLine Southeast Regional Facilitators:

Kimberly Avant

"Greetings! I have been a PBS Teacherline facilitator since March of 2006. I have facilitated national courses as well as local courses for my home state of South Carolina in the areas of technology and reading/language arts. Each and every course I have facilitated has provided me with a rich and rewarding teaching and learning experience!

My affiliation with Teacherline (both as a facilitator and student) has also presented me with valuable knowledge to help me in my role as a high school media specialist here in South Carolina. I am certified in South Carolina in the areas of English, media specialist, and on-line teaching."

Kim received her Masters of Library and Information Science degree from the University of South Carolina with her post graduate work focusing almost exclusively on technology.

”I enjoy reading a good novel and love the summers when I can kick back on the beach and read. I also like to shop and work outside in my yard. I hope that you find your Teacherline course to be a productive learning experience!“

Kelly Gump

"I have been with TeacherLine since 2004. I am from OH and I earned my BS in zoology at The Ohio State University. I went on to earn my Masters in Educational Administration at Baldwin Wallace College (also in OH). I am married to a Marine and we have two young sons who are 8 and 10. We move often as a Marine family, but at this moment we call eastern NC home. I currently teach gifted students online, but I have taught at the Elementary, High School and Middle School levels earlier in my career (math and science). I have truly enjoyed working with TeacherLine and I hope you do too!

I love working with TeacherLine. The flexibility is wonderful and the caliber of content is top notch. I have been fortunate to work in distance education for years now, first with Educate Online and now with PBS. I cannot think of a more convenient way for educators to earn CEU’s or graduate credit. I truly enjoy the interaction with learners and I know they gain valuable insight from each course."

Betsy Long

"I am a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Early Childhood through Young Adulthood Library Media. I have published multiple articles in The Media Center Messenger, the official publication of SC Association of School Librarians. I have also been published in School Library Media Activities Monthly. I have presented at numerous professional conferences at the state and national level. Some of these include: National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, SC Ed Tech, SC Association of School Librarians, SC International Reading Association, SC Association of School Administrators. I was named Media Specialist of the Year for 2007-2008 by the SC Association of School Librarians, and I was the recipient of a 2011 ALA/Carnegie/New York Times national "I Love My Librarian Award."

Betsy received her Bachelor degree in English & her Master of Library Science degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She completed her Masters +30 degree in large part through completing PBS TeacherLine courses. Having enjoyed so many wonderful TeacherLine courses, she is thrilled to be a TeacherLine facilitator, furthering her online learning in this capacity.

Betsy works hard to regularly engage in what she believes are the 3 R's that lead to a happy life: Reading, Running, and Relaxing with family & friends.

Hope Quilal-Ian

Hope Quilal-lan has been a facilitator for Teacherline since November 2002. In addition to facilitating courses, she also teaches 5th grade Science and Language Arts. Before that, she taught 8th grade Science and also 3rd and 4th grade classes. Before teaching in a classroom, she taught at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens of SC.

Hope received both her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and her graduate degree in Natural Science from the University of South Carolina. “Go Gamecocks!” She is married to Arren, has a son, Collin, and three dachshunds (Ginger, Roxy and Molly.) She enjoys traveling, cooking, and reading.


Alethea Setser

"I have taught grades 4K-12th and currently live in Mt. Pleasant, SC (right outside of Charleston). My degrees are in elementary education, gifted education, math, and technology. I have two sons, 15 yrs. & 11 yrs., who both love the computer, and are constantly teaching me new things! :)"

Alethea has worked for Teacherline since 2003, and in addition to facilitating courses, she also monitors the TECH 101 orientation course.

Alethea’s education includes: Bachelor of Arts, Clemson University, Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics; Masters of Education, Converse College, Gifted and Talented Education; Masters plus thirty in Technology and Mathematics.

“The format and flexibility of TeacherLine courses drew me in, but the discussion boards and content kept me coming back! I enjoy exchanging ideas with teachers all over the country. It’s incredible to feel the connectedness of teachers all over the country. TeacherLine is an amazing community!”

Charlotte Thornton

"I am a 6th-grade science teacher and an avid technology advocate. I have been my school's webmaster for 16 years. While teaching, training (competitive swimming), and attending Furman University, I also earned +30 hours in instructional technology. I do not have a hometown as I am an "Air Force brat." I suppose this fostered my love of travel."

Charlotte has facilitated PBS courses since 2005. She earned her Elementary Education B.A. from the University of South Carolina, Upstate, and her M.A. in Middle Level Science from Furman University. While working on her masters degree, she began taking online TeacherLine courses and earned her +30 almost at the same time. More recently Charlotte became a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent Science. She is an advocate for using technology in the classroom as a tool for student understanding in all subject areas and frequently presents conference sessions on various technology tools.

"The best thing about facilitating TeacherLine courses is the flexibility to manage my own time. The online environment is supportive, collaborative and enjoyable. I get to meet classroom teachers from all over the country (sometimes other countries, Ethiopia right now...) and realize that we all have the same basic questions and concerns about teaching today."

Lisa Wills

"I am from Gilbert, South Carolina. Gilbert is a small rural town. I have lived here for 25 years. I was originally from Columbia, South Carolina, and attended the University of South Carolina - home of the fighting Gamecocks! I have a BS degree in Biology and an MAT specializing in Biology. I have level two technology certification from my district, gifted and talented certification, and my National Board Certification in early adolescence science.

I am starting my 24th year of teaching in a traditional high school classroom. Several years ago, I gave middle school science a try. One year of hormonal 7th graders was enough to send me back to the high school. I started out teaching in Aiken County at small rural schools. After eight years, I went to a large newly built high school in Lexington district #1. While at this school, I had the opportunity to work three years in a 9th grade transition program. I really enjoyed the program and the success we felt with our students. I am currently teaching in the school where my children attend. It has been nice watching my older children navigate through high school.

On a personal note, I have three wonderful children. Vicky is 20, Scott is 16 and John is 8 years old. I am happily married to Tony and celebrating 25 years. I also have some furry babies. Two cats, Fluffy and Pumpkin, get along great with our newest addition a chocolate lab named Loki. He is really the god of mischief! I also enjoy teaching adult education classes two nights a week and have several homebound students throughout the school year. My life seems very busy but I do find time to read an occasional good book - especially over the summer.

I have been facilitating PBS classes for six years and LOVE IT! TeacherLine courses allow you to work in a virtual classroom setting with other professionals from around the country. Sharing ideas, struggles, and successes on current, relevant topics. That makes for an AWESOME learning experience for the teachers and translates into success for the students!"

Learner Comments:

"The facilitator was especially insightful and diligent in her responses to learners."

"The facilitator was EXCELLENT and extremely prompt with her feedback!"

"The facilitator wrote announcements each week that were personalized for our class. In addition, her comments on the grades page were very specific and relevant to the the project completed."

"Great Facilitator - Timely feedback"

^ top

UNCTV PBS TeacherLine Professional Development Online Courses GA Public Broadcasting SC ETV