Susan McCoy attended the College of Charleston, earning undergraduate and graduate degrees, and earned 60+ hours in science education at Furman and Clemson universities. She is a volunteer with SWITCH SC Human Trafficking Prevention and the Julie Valentine Center.
Susan McCoy attended the College of Charleston, earning undergraduate and graduate degrees, and earned 60+ hours in science education at Furman and Clemson universities. She is a volunteer with SWITCH SC Human Trafficking Prevention and the Julie Valentine Center.

Greenville County Schools Superintendent Dr. Burke Royster announced the selection of Susan McCoy, an eighth grade science teacher at Greer Middle, the 2019-20 Greenville County Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. McCoy will begin teaching this year at Tanglewood Middle School.

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Awards Presented by Greenville Federal Credit Union

 L to R: Catherine James (GFCU), Monica Barnett (GFCU), Hannah Mahaffey (GFCU), Erin Wilson, Bell’s Crossing Elementary, Dani Sorrells, Blue Ridge High, and Brian Sponaugle (GFCU).
L to R: Catherine James (GFCU), Monica Barnett (GFCU), Hannah Mahaffey (GFCU), Erin Wilson, Bell’s Crossing Elementary, Dani Sorrells, Blue Ridge High, and Brian Sponaugle (GFCU).

During Teacher of the Year breakfast on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019, Superintendent Dr. Burke Royster announced two Emerging Teachers of the Year.

Erin Wilson, a music teacher at Bell’s Crossing Elementary, was named the Elementary Emerging Teacher of the Year. Dani Sorrells, an English teacher at Blue Ridge High, was named Secondary Emerging Teacher of the Year.

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Washington Center New Staff

Washington Center begins an exciting new school year welcoming a new principal and three new teachers: (left to right) Susie Robison, Kristin Kennedy, Teshia Hair (principal) and Bobbie Jo Seaborn. 

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Pearson, a UK education software company, has warned more than 13,000 school district and university AimsWeb accounts across the United States were affected by a data breach. This breach to the company’s AimsWeb accounts based in the U.S. has exposed some low risk data pertaining to hundreds of thousands of students. 

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As the new University of South Carolina president, Robert Caslen likely will be paid far more than the $650,000 salary that was reported after the school’s board of trustees in a split vote Friday hired him to run the state’s biggest university.

Caslen, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and former West Point military academy president, succeeds the retiring Harris Pastides, whose total annual compensation, according to his latest income-disclosure statement, was nearly $1.15 million.

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SmartAsset recently released their second annual Best Value Colleges study. Top performing schools ranked as a result of their performance in categories including scholarships provided, starting salary, tuition, living costs, and retention rate.

For a look the top schools in South Carolina, check out the table below:

RankSchoolCityAvg. Scholar-
ships & Grants
Avg. Starting SalaryCollege Tuition*Student Living CostsStudent Retention RateCollege Education Value Index
1 Citadel Military College of South Carolina Charleston, SC $10,821 $58,800 $11,734 $16,104 85% 53.29
2 Clemson University Clemson, SC $9,810 $56,300 $14,708 $13,954 93% 52.32
3 University of South Carolina-Columbia Columbia, SC $5,814 $49,000 $11,454 $14,834 88% 35.70
4 Wofford College Spartanburg, SC $28,158 $49,300 $40,245 $15,289 89% 33.38
5 Furman University Greenville, SC $30,434 $49,600 $47,164 $15,854 93% 31.64
6 College of Charleston Charleston, SC $8,583 $46,000 $11,805 $17,184 78% 25.23
7 University of South Carolina-Upstate Spartanburg, SC $7,674 $45,300 $11,190 $13,071 68% 25.04
8 Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC $10,210 $43,200 $14,810 $12,822 76% 24.63
9 Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC $7,683 $43,600 $10,876 $14,206 67% 20.44
10 Francis Marion University Florence, SC $8,123 $41,900 $10,428 $12,263 65% 20.00


More details on the study, including the methodology and interactive map can be found here: http://smartasset.com/student-loans/student-loan-calculator#southcarolina

Please let me know if you would like any additional information regarding the study, and I am happy to help.

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Jason Cook, the associate pastor of preaching at Fellowship Memphis in Memphis, TN, will be the keynote speaker for NGU’s 2019 Ignite Conference held August 21-23.
Jason Cook, the associate pastor of preaching at Fellowship Memphis in Memphis, TN, will be the keynote speaker for NGU’s 2019 Ignite Conference held August 21-23.

Tigerville, SC (July 22, 2019) The fall semester begins with the Ignite Conference, which brings guest speakers to campus that are impactful and difference-makers for Christ. North Greenville University announces that Jason Cook, associate pastor of preaching at Fellowship Memphis, Memphis, TN, will be the keynote speaker for the 2019 Conference held August 21-23.

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