Robert Ondere is a native of Kenya. He holds a Bachelor of Education Degree of Kenyatta University – Kenya and is currently pursuing a Master of Education Degree at the University of South Carolina – Columbia.  Under the auspices of FACES (Foreign Academic and Cultural Exchange), he was invited to teach Mathematics at Lugoff-Elgin High School in 2006.

Mr. Ondere has been honored to receive numerous awards and recognitions, among them: Teacher of the year 2009 of Lugoff-Elgin High School; Kershaw County Teacher of the year-first alternate; WLTX teacher of the week -2009; and South Carolina’s Milken Foundation National Educator – 2009.

His teaching job, graduate studies and family life have all kept me busy but he still enjoys playing soccer in his spare time. He also enjoy travelling, meeting new people and learning about new cultures.