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Ms.  Shanika  Cooper
GEAR UP

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GEAR UP College Support Specialist

Shanika L. Cooper is a native of Kingstree, SC. She is a graduate of Kingstree Senior High School's Class of 2000.  After graduation, she attended Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC where she majored in Child Development Education.  She served as  a preschool teacher for two-years with the OCAB Agency in Orangeburg, South Carolina.  While teaching, she pursued her master’s degree in School Guidance from South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC.  After graduation she worked as an academic counselor with the Claflin University"s GEAR UP Program, South Carolina State University"s  TRIO Program, and she is currently the  GEAR UP College Support Specialist at Calhoun County High School in St. Matthews, SC. She enjoys spending time with her family and making a difference in the lives of children.

Her motto is “To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”

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