May Dowling Peach spent her childhood in Beaufort, South Carolina before attended boarding school at Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina. Prior to moving to Columbia, South Carolina, May attended Converse College with a double major in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She then received her Master’s in Education from the University of South Carolina as well as her Education Specialist Degree and her Administrative Certificate in Elementary Principal and Supervision. May is also certified as a middle school science, social studies, and language arts teacher with an endorsement to teach Gifted and Talented. Before becoming a partner at The Price Group, May had a long career as a teacher and an administrator in Richland School District Two in Columbia. Most of her career was working with gifted and talented students. During this time, she enjoyed presenting at numerous state and national conferences on the educational, social, and emotional needs of the gifted and talented student. After many years in the classroom, May became the lead teacher for The Learning Collaborative (TLC) at Dent Middle School from 2001-2005.
May became a partner at The Price Group in 2005 when she retired from Richland School District Two. She has always enjoyed being a lifelong learner and becoming an educational consultant was an exciting new challenge for her. She loves visiting and evaluating programs and schools and finds it rewarding to match a student with his/her best possible educational environment.
May became a professional member of IECA in 2008. May has been named the Vice-chair of the Community Committee for IECA. Part of her responsibility is serving as the liaison to the Ethics Committee.
Over the years, May has enjoyed working with children in different capacities. She has been a Sunday school teacher and a Vacation Bible School teacher at her church. She has enjoyed serving as a Guardian ad Litem for Richland County. May also serves on the board of an online high school and on the advisory board for the Glenforest School in West Columbia. She also volunteers her time at several of the local elementary schools. When May is not spending time with children, she is busy reading, working in her yard, or finding ways to spend time with her husband, Tom and her two children, Doug and Daniel.