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New community project uplifts teachers in Clarendon County School District


As part of the Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative, a group of South Carolina leaders, including Clarendon County Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Inabinette, will be spearheading a community action project on Monday, April 29 and Monday, May 6, at Manning Primary School. The initiative aims to uplift local teachers and address the concerning trend of early career educators leaving the profession.

Statistics reveal that between 40 and 50 percent of early career educators in South Caroling exit the profession within the first five years. Recognizing the critical importance of supporting teachers during their transitional period, the group has launched “Leadership & LATTE (Loving A Teacher Today and Everyday),” a two-day professional development and wellness program.

The project, slated for Monday, April 29 and Monday, May 6, will take place in the Manning Primary School Professional Development Room from 2-3 p.m. Teachers with 0 - 3 years of teaching experiences from Clarendon County School District have been invited to participate.

Sessions during the event will cover essential topics such as financial literacy, inspirational leadership, yoga, and healthy eating. The goal is to not only provide valuable skills and knowledge to educators but also to demonstrate appreciation for their dedication and hard work.

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Inabinette expressed her enthusiasm for the initiative, stating. “I’m proud to announce our upcoming workshops designed to support and uplift our local teachers. Addressing the concerning trend of early career educator retention is paramount, and this initiative reflects our commitment to providing the necessary resources and support to ensure the success and longevity of our educators in the profession.”