Trident Academy, a K5-12 independent school in Mt. Pleasant for students with learning differences, welcomes two new teachers for the 2012-13 academic year. Ezra Cowan is the athletic director and Julia Carter will teach Middle School and Upper School science.
Ezra Cowan earned his B.A. in Political Science and a Cognate Area in English Literature from North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University and is currently working toward his Masters degree in physical education (pedagogy) at The Citadel. Most recently, he has served as a graduate teaching assistant in the Health, Exercise, and Sport Science program at The Citadel where he developed and implemented lessons utilizing varied instructional strategies in cardiovascular, strength and condition, archery, and racquetball. Cowan also taught high school classes at Porter Gaud School and coached baseball. While earning his undergraduate degree, Cowan was a four-year scholarship player for the NC A&T baseball team and was named SGA Athlete of the Year. He has also spent more than a decade working in pharmaceutical sales for PTS/Pfizer, Merck & Co., Inc., and Forest Laboratories.
Julia Carter earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Hollins University (Roanoke, Va.) and her M.S. in Environmental Studies from the College of Charleston. Most recently she taught a non-traditional science class at Clarendon Hall, in which students addressed a potential problem in the nearby Lake Marion ecosystem through a semester-long science experiment and research project where they partnered with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the Santee National Wildlife Refuge. This class was noticed and discussed at length within the local “Lakeside” magazine. She has also served as a naturalist and head counselor at Green River Preserve in Cedar Mountain, N.C. where she taught children mountain ecology on daily hikes. Previously, she was a youth minister at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Summerton, S.C.