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Woodmont High School Teacher Named Greenville County Teacher of the Year PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

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Greenville County Schools Superintendent W. Burke Royster announced the selection of Will Ragland, a drama teacher at Woodmont High School, the 2012-13 Greenville County Teacher of the Year.

Sherryan Yarbrough, a kindergarten teacher at Blythe Academy of Languages, was named first runner-up; Rex Smith, a science teacher at League Academy of Communication Arts, was named second runner-up; and Abigail Cook, a chemistry teacher at Wade Hampton High, was named third runner-up.

Six other finalists were named in this year’s program that exemplifies the “best of the best” in Greenville County Schools. They are: Matt Critell, kindergarten, Fork Shoals School; Jillian Grimsley, fifth grade, Stone Academy of Communication Arts; Jessica Jackson, special education, West Greenville School; Brian Morgan, art, Duncan Chapel Elementary; Sara Newell, fifth grade, Sterling School; and Jennifer Valenti, eighth grade Spanish, Northwood Middle.

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Legacy Charter School adds Fred Crawford PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 July 2012 00:00

Education leader brings track record of charter school success

Legacy Charter School announced the hiring of veteran Greenville educator Fred Crawford as executive director of the school’s Elementary Campus and Parker Campus.

Crawford comes from Greenville Technical Charter High School, where he served as principal for 10 years. Greenville Tech Charter was the first charter school in South Carolina to be named a National Blue Ribbon School and in 2007 was honored as a National Charter School of the Year by the Center for Education Reform.

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Greenville County Schools Provides Free Summer Lunch Program PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 06 June 2012 00:00

Fifteen locations in Greenville County are providing free lunches and breakfasts* from Monday, June 4 through Friday, August 17 for any child 18 years of age or younger. Meals are provided without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion or national origin. Some sites require enrollment in their program to receive free lunch and breakfast. Parents should contact a participating site for details and hours of service. Times may vary by location.

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Top Ten Finalists Announced for 2012-13 GCS Teacher of the Year PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 April 2012 00:00

Ten finalists have been selected in the 2012-13 Greenville County Teacher of the Year program.

They are, in alphabetical order: Abigail Cook, Chemistry, Wade Hampton High; Matt Critell, Kindergarten, Fork Shoals School; Jillian Grimsley, Fifth Grade, Stone Academy of Communication Arts; Jessica Jackson, Special Education, West Greenville School; Brian Morgan, Art, Duncan Chapel Elementary; Sara Newell, Fifth Grade, Sterling School; Will Ragland, Drama, Woodmont High; Rex Smith, Sixth Grade Science, League Academy of Communication Arts; Jennifer Valenti, Eighth Grade Spanish, Northwood Middle; and Sherryan Yarbrough, Kindergarten, Blythe Academy of Languages.

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Education Superintendent Exposes Secret Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 00:00

Mick-Zais---127South Carolinians of good will need to know what Superintendent of Education, Dr. Mick Zais, is facing as he boldly attempts to carry out the mandate given to him by voters to improve education in South Carolina public schools. The Public Affairs Office of the SC Department of Education released the following information:

South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais issued the following statement after attending an event at Scott’s Branch High School in Summerton, South Carolina, where U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made a public appearance.

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Congressmen Committed to “No Compromise Conservatism” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 00:00

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The state senators who re-drew the South Carolina Congressional District boundary lines to conform with the 2010 census split Greenville County  from east to west. The northern part of the county remains part of the Fourth Congressional District represented by Rep. Trey Gowdy. The Southern part of the county now joins the Third Congressional District represented by Rep. Jeff Duncan. Both congressmen are first term Republicans and are part of a conservative congressional block that has made history in Washington by standing firm on the principles they went to Washington to defend.

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Washington Center’s Dr. Wanda Brownlee Honored as SCCEC Principal of the Year PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 February 2012 00:00

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Dr. Wanda Brownlee, principal of Washington Center, has been recognized as the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children (SCCEC) Principal of the Year.

Since being named Washington Center principal in 2007, Dr. Brownlee has served the needs of about 130 moderate to severely disabled students, ages 3 to 21, who exhibit severe cognitive challenges and medical fragility.

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