Director – Office of Virtual Education, VirtualSC
Bradley’s involvement in the realm of online learning began in 2006, encompassing a diverse array of roles such as teaching, curriculum development, and administration. His initial venture into online learning commenced when he assumed the role of an English educator at Bluffton High School in Bluffton, SC. There, he pioneered the creation and delivery of online courses used by the school and district in a wide variety of innovative methods.
In 2007, as the state’s pilot virtual education initiative took off, Bradley transitioned into an adjunct teaching position within the program. With an eye for innovation, he consistently forged ahead by designing online English courses that pushed the boundaries of traditional education. As the program gained traction, Bradley’s dedication led him to become the Training Coordinator, responsible for preparing newly recruited virtual teachers with the technical skills and pedagogical methodologies essential for online instruction.
After two years of onboarding and training new online teachers, Bradley took on the role of Team Leader for Online Professional Development. In this position, he steered a program aimed at equipping educators statewide with tools to enhance their classroom techniques through technology integration, while also guiding them through the process of renewing their teaching licenses. Bradley’s vision extended to the augmentation of the state’s cadre of proficient online educators. He played a pivotal role in formulating the requisites for the state’s online teaching endorsement, fostering a broader pool of adept online instructors.
By 2012, Bradley’s trajectory culminated in his appointment as the Director of the Office of Virtual Education. In this capacity, he orchestrates the implementation of the state’s pioneering virtual school initiative, VirtualSC, alongside the online professional development program, VirtualSC PD. He undertook initiatives to rebrand the virtual school program, concurrently crafting comprehensive outreach and marketing strategies to disseminate program information to schools across the state.
Bradley’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education English/Communications from Penn State University. He further enriched his educational background by attaining a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from Lesley University.