Secret of Atalaya
Raised in southeastern North Carolina, Rhonda has lived in Charleston,
South Carolina since 1980. She married her high school sweetheart over
30 years ago and together they have a son, daughter-in-law, and two
Rhonda was a stay-at-home mom until her son began school. She then
became active in PTA and as a substitute teacher. Encouraged by her
husband, Rhonda completed her undergraduate work at the College of
Charleston in Charleston, SC, where she graduated with a BS in
Elementary Education in1994. Rhonda then went on to receive her
National Board certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist and
received her MA in English from a joint program with The College of
Charleston and the Citadel in 2005. In 2012 she received her
endorsement for teaching Gifted and Talented Curriculum.
Rhonda teaches fourth grade in North Charleston, SC. She is also an
adjunct professor for the English Department at Trident Technical
College. Edwards is a Fellow of the Charleston Area Writing Project
(CAWP), having received this honor the summer of 1994. Being a part of
the writing project was one of the best summers Rhonda ever spent. She
was able to nurture her love for writing among a supportive encouraging
group of fellow teachers/writers.
Whether on the beach at Pawleys or at Huntington Beach State Park,
South Carolina, Rhonda fills many hours walking the shoreline,
searching for shells, looking and checking on loggerhead turtle nests,
and enjoying the calming beauty of the ocean.