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Bethany Battig Ramseur, SC Chapter President

Bethany is a high school Spanish teacher at Hilton Head Preparatory School where she also serves as the Director of Cultural Immersion, Faculty Advisor for the Rotary’s Interact Club, Cadet Teaching Program Coordinator, and sponsor for the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Los Delfines Chapter.  She was the 2017 SC Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Teacher of the Year and holds a Masters in Spanish Literature from the University of Georgia.


Erin CarlsonErinSC Chapter Past President
Erin is an Instructor of Spanish at the University of South Carolina. She is National Board Certified and was the 2012 SC Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Teacher of the Year. Erin earned her Masters in Education in Languages and is currently a doctoral student in USC’s Language and Literacy PhD program.


María FranciMariasco Montesó, SC Chapter Treasurer
María is a Certified Translator and Interpreter English/Spanish and Spanish Instructor at University of SC Upstate in the Department of Languages, Literature and Composition.



Becky Bogan, SC National Spanish Exam Coordinator


Becky holds a degree in Spanish from Furman University and a M.Ed. in Administration & Supervision from Clemson University.  She is currently in her 23rd year as a Spanish educator.  She teaches AP and IB Spanish at Southside High School in Greenville, SC and serves as an IB examiner as well as table leader at the AP Reading for Spanish Language & Culture.


bencoatesBen Coates, Communications Coordinator

Ben Coates serves as Associate Professor of Spanish and Spanish Education Coordinator at North Greenville University.  Before teaching at the college level, Ben taught K-12 Spanish in Spartanburg and Union Counties.  He earned the PhD at la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia ( in Spain in Hispanic literature, and his dissertation received the Award for Outstanding Dissertation from la UNED.  In 2016, while serving at Gardner-Webb University, he was given the Excellence in Teaching Award.







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