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Mrs. Smalls has over 30 years in education.  Her experience includes serving as a high school math teacher, a coaching teacher affiliated with the University of South Carolina, a district level Instructional Coach, and an Adjunct Instructor for the University of South Carolina preparing the next generation of great teachers.


Mrs. Smalls has a stellar record and reputation of coaching both novice and veteran teachers across content areas, and in presenting Professional Development sessions at local and national conferences and workshops.


About SEC Squared

Mrs. DeVonne Risher Smalls, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, is the owner and CEO of Smalls Educational Coaching and Consulting, LLC (SEC Squared), centrally located near Columbia, South Carolina. 


Mrs. Smalls earned a B.S. degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Benedict College in Columbia, SC.  She continued her education at the University of South Carolina where she earned a M.Ed. degree, and obtained the Masters plus thirty certification, also in Secondary Mathematics Education.

A few of Mrs. Smalls' many accomplishments include being named Teacher of the Year, earning National Board Certification and Re-Certification, being named a State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching, and earning certification as a Mathematics Specialist by the South Carolina State Department of Education.  


She lives by the quote, “Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible.

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