COLUMBIA – Eighteen (18) professional and civic leaders from across South Carolina have been selected to participate in the SC Education Policy Fellowship Program (SC-EPFP) for 2018-19.
SC-EPFP is a 10-month intensive professional development program for established and emerging leaders in education and related fields to help equip them in working toward sound education policy and practice in South Carolina. SC-EPFP Fellows participate in a variety of activities to promote leadership, develop professional networks, demystify education policy, and foster greater understanding of the roles of government and the community in education.
Members of the SC-EPFP class for 2018-19 are:
“This year, our SC-EPFP class includes some of the most talented and committed leaders we have in our state,” said Scott T. Price, Executive Director for the SC School Boards Association and SC-EPFP Advisory Board Chair. “In their time together, they will gain new insights, acquire additional professional skills, make valuable connections, and work collaboratively to take proactive steps for South Carolina’s future through meaningful education improvement and reform.”
Fellows will meet monthly throughout the academic year for full-day dialogues, exercises, and group projects, in addition to an overnight in-state Fall Leadership Forum and a four-day Washington Policy Seminar hosted by the Institute for Educational Leadership in the spring.
SC-EPFP operates under the auspices of the National Education Policy Fellowship Program of the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, DC, which oversees Fellowship programs in 16 states and the District of Columbia. In South Carolina, the program is coordinated by the SC School Improvement Council, located in the Center for Educational Partnerships of the University of South Carolina College of Education.
Since its inception in South Carolina, SC-EPFP has produced nearly 200 program graduates from a variety of professional backgrounds.
SC-EPFP is supported by an advisory board providing cross-disciplinary leadership representing the state’s K-12 education, higher education, and business communities.
For additional information on the SC Education Policy Fellowship Program, visit the SC-EPFP page online at https://sic.sc.gov/Pages/SCEducationPolicyFellowshipProgram.aspx.