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SC Future Minds Executive Director Named to 2018 Forty Under 40 List

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Charleston, SC—SC Future Minds Executive Director Caroline Mauldin has been selected as a 2018 Forty Under 40 winner by the Charleston Regional Business Journal, nominated by members of the Charleston community. 2018 marks the 21st anniversary of the Forty Under 40...

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Public-Private Partnership builds home libraries for upcoming first graders across South Carolina

SC Future Minds and Bojangles' hold book fairs at 13 high-poverty schools across the state FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Charleston, SC—Low-income upcoming kindergarteners who struggle with reading are receiving brand new home libraries before going home for the summer, thanks to an innovative...

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SC National Board Certified Teacher Network receives $25,000 grant from Kellogg Foundation

New grant targets early career teachers for certification to improve retention in high-poverty districts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2018 Columbia, SC--The W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has awarded South Carolina's National...

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Comporium, SC Future Minds, and SC Coalition for Mathematics & Science Announce STEM Teacher of the Year Award

March 7, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Comporium, SC Future Minds, and SC Coalition for Mathematics & Science Announce STEM Teacher of the Year Award Award to recognize unique attributes of public school educators cultivating next generation of STEM leaders  Columbia, SC—As part of the...

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Today’s #teacherhero is Bernard Otis Walters from Williston-Elko High in Barnwell School District 29!

Bernard felt the calling to be a teacher after tutoring students his senior year in college and has some advice for others considering teaching as a profession. Do not enter the teaching profession unless you are serious. Serious! Mr. Walters you are not serious. I would reply, "I know". I never...

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Today’s #teacherhero is Bridget Brown from Blackville-Hilda Middle School, where she is a Math and Science teacher.

Bridget enjoys seeing her students successfully reach their daily goals and feels the hardest part of her day is not being able to reach every student. Here's a bit of Bridget's story in her own words: I am most proud of students who are willing to go above and beyond expectations. I have been...

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Today’s #teacherhero is James Lies, a 5th grade Math teacher at Belton Elementary!

James feels that he never has enough time and always wants to do more to help his students. Here's a bit of James' story in his own words: I discovered my love of teaching during my senior year of high school in Teacher Cadets. I was working with second graders when it dawned on me that I could...

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Today’s #teacherhero is Leslie Martin, a Social Studies teacher at Powdersville High School!

She tells SC Future Minds how wonderful it is when her students engage in a discussion about history that makes it come alive in the classroom. To anyone considering entering the teaching profession, Leslie says, “Go for it! Yes, it is hard, but it is a good kind of hard. If you look at the...

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Today’s #teacherhero is Christopher Stephen Guire from Abbeville High School

Today's #teacherhero is Christopher Stephen Guire from Abbeville High School, where he teaches Algebra and CU Calculus. Chris knew he wanted to be a teacher when he was in 10th grade. He tells us that the most satisfying part of his job is making a positive impact on his students. Below, he...

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Today’s #teacherhero is Patrick Newsome from Aiken County School District

  Today's #teacherhero is Patrick Newsome from Aiken County School District. Here's a bit of his story in his own words: If you want the opportunity to do meaningful work, change lives and maybe even save one, become a teacher. Teaching is the profession that creates all other...

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