Dawn was born here in Spartanburg and has lived here all her life. She received her education at USC and Converse College. Since the age of six, she had big plans to be a teacher. Most of her 31+ years in education have been spent teaching Middle School students. She is currently Oakbrook's Middle School Director. Dawn taught 17 years in the public school system before joining Oakbrook's faculty. The thing she loves most about Oakbrook is the family atmosphere. Teachers love their students and expect good things from them. She loves all things math and science and also has tremendous affection for the arts. She currently teaches drama and is the director of musical theatre. Along with much help from of a talented team of teachers from the Fine Arts Department, she produces and directs Oakbrook’s Spring Musical. With a passion for music, she also sponsors the Glee Club. She and her family attend Bethel United Methodist Church, where she sings in the Sanctuary Choir. Dawn is married to Scott, who works in IT at Sealed Air Corporation. They have two sons, Cody (Oakbrook '09) and Adam (Oakbrook '13).