Phone: 803.425.8930


Degrees and Certifications:

South Carolina State Certifications: Biology Chemistry Middle Level Science Education: Southwestern College, M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction, 2010-2011 Fort Hays State University, Graduate Coursework, 2009-2010 Butler Community College, Additional Coursework, 2005 University of Mississippi, Additional Coursework, 1998-2000 Mississippi State University, B.S., Biological Sciences, 1995-1997 Itawamba Community College, A.A., Biological Sciences, 1993-1995

Mrs. Carla Cothern

My name is Carla Chrestman Cothern, and I am originally from Pontotoc, Mississippi.  My husband (Josh), son (Jackson), dog (Daisy) and I moved from Wichita, Kansas to Camden in May of 2017.   I love cooking, swimming, decorating, watching TV shows and movies, listening to all types of music, games, reading, and hanging out with my family.  I have been teaching science in either high schools or middle schools since the fall of 1997.  I am thrilled to be a Bulldog!


Employment History:

  • 9th-12th Grade Teacher - Biology (Honors & CP), Anatomy & Physiology, 2017-Present, Camden, SC
  • Adjunct Instructor, 2013-2017, Newman University, Wichita, KS
  • 8th Grade Science Teacher, 2008-2017, Maize South Middle School, Maize, KS
  • 7th Grade Science Teacher, 2003-2008, Derby Middle School, Derby, KS       
  • 9th-12th Grade Teacher - Physical Science, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, 2001-2003,  Franklin High School, Franklin, TN       
  • 10th-12th Grade Teacher - Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Physics, Honors Physics, 1999-2001,  Pontotoc High School, Pontotoc, MS 
  • 9th- 12th Grade Teacher - Biology I & II, 1997-1999, Horn Lake High School, Horn Lake, MS