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Mr. Leon DeBerry
My name is Mr. Leon DeBerry and I am a native of Latta, South Carolina. I atttended the Dillion School District #3 (Latta Area Schools) schools and graduated from Latta High School. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Benedict College and a Master of Education Degree from Southern Wesleyan University. I'm married to Sally DeBerry and I have one daughter, Madison Bianca DeBerry. For 25 years, I have been teaching at Blythe Elementary and in the Richmond County School System. During my tenure in education, I have taken numerous professional learning classes, participated in the Aspiring Leaders Program, and served as a Lead Teacher for the I.D.E.A. Summer Enrichment Program. Currently, I serve as the school science fair coordinator and on the school's leadership team, In my leisure time, I enjoy listening to instrumental classical and jazz music, choral gospel music, reading inspirational books, keeping up with the latest technology, Atlanta Braves baseball, Georgia Bulldogs football, Carolina Panthers football and traveling. My family and I worship at the Old Piney Grove Baptist Church where I serve as the Chairman of Deacons, Choral Director, Adult Sunday School and Bible Study teacher. I believe in having a equal balance of faith, family, fellowship, and education. My passion for teaching and learning goes beyond the school day. I'm excited to have the opportunity for my students and I to learn and grow together.