Tomica Hofler-Bynum

Mrs. Hofler-Bynum, EDS
T. Hofler-Bynum, Ed.S

As a native of Norfolk, Virginia, the field of education has been a part of my life since my youth. My mother was a retired educator, and it was through her love of teaching and being surrounded by other teachers like her, that I developed my passion for education. I attended her Alma Mater, Norfolk State University, and obtained a degree in Communications, as well as certification in Special Education in 2000. 

In 2001, I began teaching in the Virginia public school system, including Norfolk Public Schools and Richmond City Public Schools. I obtained a Master of Education degree in 2008 and an Educational Specialist degree in PK-12 Educational Administration and Supervision from Cambridge College in 2010. I later became a teacher with Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) at the federal level, at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, North Carolina. Upon moving to South Carolina in 2013, I held positions in the DODEA system as a teacher, curriculum planner, and extended day lead teacher.

Having the opportunity to teach and lead at both the state and federal levels has afforded me a plethora of career opportunities and has allowed me to acquire a unique set of skills and talents. I have served as an elementary, special education and middle school teacher; an Assistant Administrator; a youth program coordinator, and both a teacher mentor and teacher leader in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina school districts. Within the last five years of my career I have been an Assistant Administrator in Richland One School District, and my most recent position included serving as a Literacy Specialist, at the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE), Office of Early Learning and Literacy.

The position at SCDE allowed me the ability to affect change at the statewide level. The opportunity to transform educational entities throughout the South Carolina public school system by promoting effective literacy instruction, advocating for social emotional learning and culturally relevant pedagogy, and effectively implementing Act 284-Read to Succeed and Act 213-Multi Tiered Support, has been incredibly rewarding. 

I have enjoyed all of these experiences and consider it an honor to continuously witness the overarching growth in our students as they engage in learning opportunities in student-centered environments. I believe in the power of increased rigor, focus, and coherence in order to improve and maintain quality instruction and will continue to serve as an advocate for all children. Through data driven instruction and teacher efficacy, all children can attain success! 

“Educating the whole child through transcending service.”

Tomica Hofler-Bynum; Ed.S
Assistant Principal