Congratulations to Ms. Tara Grover from BHP! At a very early age, she felt a strong desire to help others, and she knew that she was destined to be a teacher. “Like many educators,” Ms. Grover said, “I was greatly affected by the kindness and encouragement of my former teachers. I remember Mrs. Bonnie Buzhardt, my second-grade teacher at Pelzer Primary School, telling me that I could one day be valedictorian of my class. Once she shared that thought with me, I knew that I could then become a teacher. As valedictorian, I would have the money I needed to attend college. As a mere third grader, I proudly announced that I would one day be a teacher. However, I did not know what grade or what subject I would teach until my senior year of high school. Being quite inspired by my Mr. Alan Russell, my high school English teacher, I decided to become an English teacher. I thought that if I could master the English language and the art of teaching like he did, I would be successful.”
Ms. Grover graduated from Erskine College with a BA in English in 1996. After graduating, she became a substitute teacher in Anderson District 2 and Greenville County for one year. At the end of that year, she began teaching keyboarding at Tanglewood Middle School. After two years of teaching keyboarding, she taught seventh grade ELA and social studies. Upon leaving Tanglewood, she taught English and was the Varsity Girls’ Basketball Head Coach at Woodmont High School for one year. Ms. Grover is currently in her sixteenth year of teaching English/Reading at BHP.
We are so thankful for Ms. Grover’s dedication to her students.