7th & 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
My name is Emma (Rayner) Rutter, and I am an Upstate native hailing from Spartanburg, SC. I earned my B.A. in History from Furman University, where I also had the great learning opportunities of visiting Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Greece and Turkey. After graduating, I worked as a copywriter and editor for five years before going back to school to pursue my real passion – teaching. I earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Clemson University in 2013. I am now in my third year of teaching social studies here at Lead Academy. It has been incredibly rewarding to work with the amazing and devoted teaching staff here at Lead, along with the wonderful students and parents that make Lead what it is today. In my free time I enjoy running, reading, traveling and being outdoors. I am excited to continue fostering a love of culture and history in the students of Lead Academy!