Teacher of the Year joins Leadership South Carolina

By Peter Kent

As part of an ongoing commitment to improve education, Leadership South Carolina has granted a scholarship to the state’s Teacher of the Year, beginning with the Class of 2008.

Each year, the program prepares 50 individuals for a higher level of service to the state. Participants are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to improving the quality of life in South Carolina. During the nine-month program, they meet experts around the state in seven three-day sessions to explore natural resources, quality of life, economic development, education, social issues and diversity.

At each session, they network with professionals, business executives, community and government leaders and social change agents who encourage them to pursue positive change in South Carolina. The scholarship for Teachers of the Year was proposed by S.C. Superintendent of Education Jim Rex, a Leadership alumnus.

“We are delighted the teacher will be part of our class,” said Helen Munnerlyn, Leadership South Carolina director. “Dr. Rex saw the value, and we responded.”

For information: Helen Munnerlyn, 803-788-5700 ext. 44, hmunner@clemson.edu