Mrs. Eileen M. Kneece

Phone: 864-941-5730


Degrees and Certifications:

Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Advanced Placement English Language and Composition CRISS trained AVID trained GT Certification Lee Canter Assertive Discipline Specialist Write from the Beginning Trainer Write for the Future Trainer

Mrs. Eileen M. Kneece

Personal information:

Married for 37 years to Mitchell Kneece, retired Systems Administrator with Beckman Mental Health; was an IT tech with Greenwood School District 50; now IT Director for Saluda County.

Two daughters-

Kristin, age 30 (3rd grade teacher at McCormick Elementary in McCormick, SC) 

Kelli,  age 24 (RN at the Federal Correction Institution in Edgefield, SC)

Highly Qualified teacher in South Carolina public schools for the past 32 years.


American Intercontinental University (AIU)- Master’s in Education-2004

South Carolina Teacher Certification- 1987

Lander University- Bachelor’s of Arts in English- 1982

Newberry High School- South Carolina Diploma- 1979


August, 2015-present- English teacher at Emerald High School

August, 2008-June, 2015- English teacher at Laurens District 55 High School

August, 1987-July, 2008- English teacher at Saluda High School

Clubs Sponsored at Emerald High School:

National Honor Society

Professional Accomplishments at Laurens District 55 High School:

Selected as "Best of the Best at LDHS" 2010

Selected as "Best of the Best at LDHS" 2012

Selected as "Best of the Best at LDHS" 2013

Clubs Sponsored at LDHS:  

LDHS Fishing Club (2012-2015) 

Professional Accomplishments at Saluda High School:

  • Summer School teacher at Newberry High School (1987, 1989, 1994)
  • National Beta Club Sponsor (1988-2000)
  • Homebound Teacher (1988-2007)
  • Assertive Discipline Resource Specialist (1991-2007)
  • Saluda High School Model Teacher of the Year (1994)
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (1994, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006. 2007)
  • SACS Committee Chairman (1995)
  • Adviser to Purple & White newspaper (1999-2007)
  • Adviser to Prism literary arts magazine (2000-2007)
  • Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition teacher (2000-2007)
  • English Department Chair (2000-2007)
  • ADEPT evaluator (2001-2007)
  • Saluda High School Scholarship Committee (2001-2007)
  • Graduation Committee Chair (2002-2007)
  • Saluda High School Teacher of the Year (2002-2003)
  • Saluda School District I Teacher of the Year (2002-2003)
  • Write From the Beginning Trainer (2004-2007)
  • Write For the Future Trainer (2006-2007)
  • SACS Internal Facilitator (2005-2006)

Professional Organizations:

  • Delta Kappa Gamma Society