Phone: 803-438-3481 (school)
Degrees and Certifications:
BS-ACCOUNTING -MINOR-COMPUTER SCIENCE (JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY) MASTER'S IN BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY) S.C. TEACHER CERTIFICATION(BUSINESS EDUCATION)
Mr. TIMOTHY F. HARKNESS
Timothy (Coach) Harkness is a native South Carolinian, born and raised in Columbia,SC. He is married to the former Ms. Bonita Y. Sanderfer.They have been blessed with 5 wonderful children. His 4th child, Malik, is a 2018 Lugoff-Elgin graduate and former Demon football player. Coach Harkness graduated from W.J. Keenan High School. He received his BS degree in Accounting, with a minor in Computer Science, from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC. Coach earned his Master's degree, from Georgia State University, in Atlanta,Georgia, in Business Information Systems. Upon college graduation , Coach Harkness worked for IBM at the Kennedy Space Center as a Senior Associate Systems Programmer on the Space Shuttle Program. He was blessed with the opportunity to contribute to the launching of the very 1st Space Shuttle,Columbia, on April 12,1981.
Coach Harkness is entering year 12 as a classroom educator. He has committed himself to a career of educating our youth, wheather it is in the classroom or in the arena of sports/music. As a football coach he has enjoyed to opportunity to work on 3 levels of athletic competition - high school, college, and professional. Coach also expresses his love of education and development of our youth through music. He is a member of the all male accapella gospel singing group , "The Men Of Praise" , whose mission it is to reach out to at risk youths in the Midlands area to provide aid/support when identified. Having the opportutnity to teach and coach football at Lugoff-Elgin High School is another one of those BLESSED opportunities in his life. In keeping with the football team's motto, " It is not about me.....It's about LE", Coach Harkness is energized to do his part to make this year the best yet for Lugoff-Elgin High School, both in the Academic and Athletic arenas!!!
Office/conference Hours: (4th Block, Before and After School)
1st Block: Exploring Computer Science
2nd Block: Exploring Computer Science
3rd Block: Exploring Computer Science
4th Block: Planning