Teaching Fellows program recognizes local students

In 1999, the SC General Assembly, recognizing the shortage of teachers in our state, funded the Teaching Fellows Program for South Carolina. The mission of the South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is to recruit talented high school seniors into the teaching profession and help them develop leadership qualities. Each year, the program provides Fellowships for up to 200 high school seniors who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to their school and community, and a desire to teach in South Carolina.
Chesterfield County School District is pleased to announce the following students that have been recognized as South Carolina Teaching Fellows. Cheraw High students are Kadi Gainey (Coastal Carolina University), Karlie Brigman (Anderson University) and Patrick Polston (Anderson University). Chesterfield High students are William Douglas (Winthrop University), Camryn Jenkins (Winthrop University) and Jamison Lisenby (Anderson University).
We also have one recipient of the Call Me MISTER program at Coastal Carolina University. Avery Shorts is a Cheraw High senior. “The purpose of the program is to assist with the recruitment, training, and certification of elementary teachers from disadvantaged communities who are planning to teach in South Carolina schools.”
Our district is very proud of the students for their dedication to education and their desire to change the future for the better. We sincerely hope that they consider “coming back home” to teach after college.
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