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The College of Education announces associate deans in academic affairs; diversity, equity and inclusion; and research

Dean Thomas E. Hodges has announced Angie Baum, Ph.D. will serve as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Gloria Boutte, Ph.D. will serve as Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Ali Brian, Ph.D. will serve as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Education beginning July 1, 2023.

Q&A with Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year, Melanie Harris of H.E. Corley Elementary

Q&A with Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year, Melanie Harris of H.E. Corley Elementary

Doctoral student's research highlighted at United Nations assembly

Language and Literacy doctoral student Ghanem Alghuwainem had the opportunity of a lifetime when he spoke in December at the United Nations headquarters for the International Day of the Arabic Language.

Center liaison uses special training to help children with developmental trauma

Julia Price Beaty knows the power of story, particularly as it affects children who've experienced complex developmental trauma. In her work as a clinically licensed social worker, she's seen how understanding someone's history - as early as in utero and up through adulthood - can explain challenging behavior.

Q&A with Middle Level Principal of the Year, Mary Leslie Anderson of League Academy

Principal Anderson hopes her recognition will allow her to advocate for educators across the state.

Q&A with 2023 Secondary Principal of the Year, Rod Ruth of Clover High School

Principal Ruth shares how his success in the education field is based on a lifelong commitment of giving back.

Education exhibit celebrates Title IX anniversary

The College of Education and USC Athletics have created an exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the women who helped pave the way for future Gamecocks.

Letter from the Dean

Newly named Dean Thomas Hodges shares this year's highlights and hopes for the College of Education

Project Promote trip cements knowledge for participants

Project Promote provides grant-funded doctoral education to students studying special education administration. Rashad Adams, Project Promote participant, shares his experiences in the program.

Giving Spotlight: Colonial Life

Alana Stroker, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager for Colonial Life, shares why her organization knew the College of Education's Apple Core Initiative was a perfect fit for their philanthropic goals.

UofSC and SC Department of Education launch Academic Alliance of SC

The University of South Carolina has been awarded 4.3 million dollars from the South Carolina Department of Education's Office of Special Education Services in the Division of College and Career Readiness to create the Academic Alliance of South Carolina.

2022 Donor Honor Roll

The College of Education thanks their donors for supporting the work of the college.

2022 Richard T. Greener lecture features authors of The Personal Librarian

The College of Education's 2022 Richard T. Greener visiting lecturers are Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray, authors of The Personal Librarian. In their book, they share the story of Belle da Costa Greene, daughter of Richard T. Greener and librarian to J. P. Morgan.

Interim Dean Thomas Hodges named to statewide Teacher Recruitment and Retention Task Force

As director of SC-TEACHER, South Carolina Teacher Education Advancement Consortium through Higher Education Research, Hodges and his team will conduct statewide research on issues within the teacher workforce.

From Knowing to Listening: A Coach's Journey

Melissa Klosterman retired from 40 rich years of classroom teaching to find a new passion – coaching new teachers. Through CarolinaTIP, a collaboration between the USC’s College of Education and school districts across South Carolina, she keeps her hands and heart in education.

A pioneer of partnerships

While other children were playing with toys, Parthenia Satterwhite asked for a small blackboard for her home "classroom." Spurred by the success of her mother in the field of education, Satterwhite began a journey toward the longest partnership between the College of Education and a local elementary school.

Alum uses curiosity, enthusiasm and technology to build new classroom realities

Students in Tim Swick's classroom encounter artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality and even Minecraft. Always tinkering, he is fascinated by the science of how things work and pushes his students to think beyond the content and really connect to the material.

Q&A with Lesley Snyder, Milken Educator Award recipient

Two-time alumna Lesley Snyder (2016, education administration) received a Milken Educator Award and $25,000 from the Milken Family Foundation. Snyder is the only recipient of this prestigious award in South Carolina for 2021-2022. We sat down with her to talk with her about her time in the College of Education and what she's doing now.

The gift of graduation

Kristi Benson will get a Mother's Day gift beyond compare this year as she walks across the Colonial Life Arena stage with her son, Drew. Drew began his program four years ago with Kristi starting the next year.

Urban Cohort gives students classroom and professional experience

Each student in the Urban Education Cohort has an opportunity to create an action research project and test culturally relevant instructional techniques. This year, Joyce Brooks, Madison Bruce, Marissa McCallum and Brynnan Frye presented their findings at February's National Association of Professional Development Schools Conference -- a rare opportunity for pre-service teachers.

Q&A with Toby Jenkins

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education named Toby Jenkins the recipient of the Individual Leadership Award.

Couple tackles curriculum studies degrees together

Jason Sox comes from a long line of educators. Every day he sees another family member in the halls of his school -- his wife, DiAnna. So it was with that familiar ease that the Soxes decided to tackle their doctoral degrees together

Faculty Voices: Jessie Guest "Can you Hear Me?"

"Can you hear me? Can you see me?" These are the first things we hear as students log in to their virtual classrooms, clients log in for virtual tele-health counseling sessions, or our colleagues log in to virtual meetings. Due to the pandemic, the majority of our interactions with others now take place in a virtual space.

Efforts to attract, retain classroom teachers key to South Carolina's success

Like much of the rest of the United States, South Carolina enters 2022 with an acute and expanding teacher recruitment and retention problem. Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, yet existing long before it, fewer college-bound high school graduates are interested in education careers, and more educators are leaving the profession prior to retirement. As with any complex, systemic issue, there isn’t a singular solution.

Alumna's mentorship journey comes full circle

Carrianne Chapman uses lessons learned in her student internship to teach the next generation of interns.


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