Media Arts

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Our Media Arts program here at WLGOS excels in creating innovative educational experiences for students by offering the most comprehensive curriculum. This class enables students to maximize their creative potential through the study and artistic application of emerging digital technologies. It provides learning opportunities in interactive media, web and internet technologies, film editing, gaming, and a variety of digital design applications including sound, still image, motion, and animation.



Mr. Sumter's Biography

I started teaching at Wil Lou Gray in October 2011.  Before coming to "The Gray," I taught for two years at C.A. Johnson High School in Richland County School District One as the Project Lead the Way and Media Arts Instructor.  I also taught for 11 years at Ridge View High School in Richland School District 2 as an Engineering instructor for the Architectural, Mechanical, and Pre-Engineering programs.  However, education was not my first career choice. Rather, I was a Design Engineer for four years with Food Service Supplies in Columbia, SC in designing restaurants and commercial kitchens. I then worked for six years at Whiting Metals in Camden, SC where I designed stainless steel chemical reactors and storage tanks under ASME Section VIII and API 620 and 650 before deciding to cross over into the educational field.  I received my Associate's degree in Architectural Engineering from Midlands Technical College and a Dual Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Limestone College.  I am a former member of the Architectural Engineering Advisory Board at Midlands Technical College.  I also spent 10 years as the finance chair of my church.  In those ten years, I did a Pre-Design of our Holistic Wellness Center as well as helping to secure financing for the facility.  In my spare time, I like to hunt, fish, plant a fresh vegetable garden, go to concerts, watching movies, hanging out with my sons, and going to church.  As an educator, I have a passion for students to grow and be successful in their career goals.  I believe that they should never stop learning because life teaches you something new every day.