Learning is not the product of teaching. It is the product of the activity of learners.
The Wonder Team
Who We Are
Math & ELEMENTARY Science
Glenda Davison brings twenty-four (24) years of experience to Wonder, including teaching grades K-8, and coaching, mentoring and tutoring high school students. During her 20+ year public school teaching tenure, Glenda received recognition as Walmart Teacher of the Year, Marquis Who's Who, National Teacher Honor Roll, and Disney's Teacher Award.
Miss Glenda has always believed there was more to education than test scores, following a set curriculum, and teaching everyone the same way. She aspires for every child to see their potential and ability, and wants them to know that they possess a gift that will make a positive impact on this world.
In her time at home, she enjoys making jewelry and doing yoga, and exploring the outdoors of SC.
ART& Middle school Science
We are over the moon that MacKenzie ("Kenzie") Kightlinger will be sharing her experience as a South Carolina K-12 state-certified, special education teacher. Kenzie's background not only includes leading special education programs in multiple Horry county schools, but significant musical, singing, and artistic talents as well! Prior to teaching, Kenzie served as an afterschool tutor for a county school program, and worked as a resident advisor, at Coastal Carolina University, where she earned her Bachelors's in Special Education. Kenzie has completed her Orton-Gillingham Associate level training and will lending her support to our ELA students.
ELA & MIDDLE SCHOOL HISTory
Audrea Phillips is joining Wonder after 29 years of teaching grades 1-8 in Horry County, including 7 years as a state literacy coach for the SC Department of Education. She is certified in Early Childhood through Middle School Literacy, is National Board Certified in Early/Middle Childhood Literacy, and holds a Masters Degree in Education. She is completing her Orton Gillingham Level 1 training to continue her love of learning how to help readers. Her passion is developing children's ability to think strategically as they read and write a wide variety of texts and helping them use reading and writing as tools to understand the world around them.
During her career, Mrs. Phillips has been awarded Horry County Teacher of the Year, Top-5 Horry County Teacher of the Year, and Top 10 Horry County Teacher of the Year.
Mrs. Phillips loves to read books, play with her dog Piper, and go fishing with her husband, Tim! They have 2 children. Their son, Ben, is a 24-year-old Behavioral Health nurse, and their daughter, Shelby, is 20 years old and attends Galen College of Nursing.
After 20 years in corporate training for Fortune 500 companies, Joe found his passion in Waldorf-Inspired homeschooling. A father of four ranging in ages from 33 to 7, Joe capitalizes on his love of being outside in nature through teaching his own kids, children in his local Waldorf Inspired Cooperative (Deep Roots), and the future generation of athletic scholars he coaches in soccer. Joe has been invested in the development of wonder for kids from the ages of 3 to 15 and is still amazed how much he is more the student than the teacher in the interactive and immersive approach of utilizing multiple subjects (e.g. art, mathematics, history, science, etc.) in a lesson block. He is honored to join a talented team that has assisted in the unbelievable development of his own children.
The Hayes Wolfpack
Bill & Kelly Hayes bring a decade of experience parenting three exceptional children to Wonder. They are personally vested in supporting child-centered learning opportunities in our area and have witnessed first-hand how impactful occupational and speech therapy, Orton Gillingham tutoring, Montessori education, and a growth mindset can be to young, struggling learners. Bill has served as an elementary school volunteer, as well as a recreational soccer coach, and is pursuing Orton Gillingham training, while Kelly shares similar volunteer experience, as well as service on both public and private Montessori school boards. Their wolfpack includes 6th, 4th, and 3rd graders, who have not only provided the inspiration for but have also shared their constant input as to what Wonder should aspire.