Crystal Ball O'Connor

Registered Artist, Residence Program at South Carolina Arts Commission

Crystal Ball O'Connor

Crystal Ball O'Connor

Registered Artist, Residence Program at South Carolina Arts Commission

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Crystal Ball O'Connor, Ph.D. is serving her third term on the Greenville County School Board. She received her doctorate in Education and Human Development from Peabody Teacher’s College, Vanderbilt University. She is a highly regarded educator and children’s book author who writes books with the mission of helping children preserve and protect the gifts of family, literacy and nature. Her books have received the highest rating by the National Center for the Study of Children’s Literature.

As a registered artist in the South Carolina Arts Commission Artist in Residence Program, Dr. O'Connor provides writing instruction to students across the state. She also provides professional development and conference presentations on writing and arts integration for academic associations including the South Carolina International Reading Association, South Carolina Association of School Librarians, South Carolina Science Council, South Carolina Association of Curriculum and Instruction, Upstate Writers Program, Hands-on Minds-on Edventure Science Center, South Carolina Teachers of English, and South Carolina Title I Administrators.

Dr. O’Connor served on the Committee to Develop the Education Plan for the School District, the Roper Mountain Science Center Board, the Committee to Review the South Carolina State Board of Education Gifted and Talented Regulations, and the Charles Townes Center Student Improvement Council. She is a member of the Naturaland Trust Board.

Crystal lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina with her husband Jim and their three children Brennan (eleventh grade), Kay (ninth grade) and Jake (fifth grade).

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Civil Engineer at City of Greenville (South Carolina)

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Former Logistic Manager at AT&T, Inc.

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Founder at Expressions Unlimited, Inc.

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Former Faculty Member at Greenville County Schools

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Executive Director at Carolinas Institute for Community Policing

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Member, Board of Trustees at Greenville County Schools

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Former President at Greater Greenville Young Men's Christian Association - Ymca Of Greenville

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Vice President, Construction Management Division at M. B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc.

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Executive Director at Greenville County First Steps

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Crystal Ball O'Connor
Registered Artist, Residence Program at South Carolina Arts Commission
Education
PhD in Education & Human Development
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Registered Artist, Residence Program
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Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
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Long recognized as a leader in public education, Greenville County Schools is the largest public school system in South Carolina and the 46th largest public school system in the nation. Each day the District challenges and inspires more than 72,000 young people in grades K-12 to meet the demands of the future.

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THE ORGANIZATION'S MISSION IS TO SUPPORT THE LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY OF ROPER MOUNTAIN SCIENCE CENTER THROUGH FUNDRAISING TO ENHANCE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND AWARENESS OF THE SCIENCES FOR THE BENEFIT OF STUDENTS, TEACHERS, FAMILIES AND THE COMMUNITY.

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