Bernadette Hampton is President of The South Carolina Education Association. Before assuming the presidency this year, she was a mathematics instructor and mathematics department chair at Battery Creek High School in Beaufort County for 21 years. She served as president of her local, The Beaufort County Education Association, from 2002 through 2008. She also served as the Vice President of The SCEA from 2010-2014. Ms. Hampton has been a member of the United Education Profession for 21 years.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Morris College and a Master of Education from Cambridge College. She also received a second Master of Education in Teaching from the University of South Carolina located in Columbia, SC. Ms. Hampton has been a member of the Morris College National Alumni Association Leadership Team from 2009 - 2014. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, South Carolina Alliance of Black School Educators, and the South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, as well as Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.