Dr. Lucas “Luke” Clamp, principal of River Bluff High School in Lexington, South Carolina, was recently named the 2019 National Principal of the Year. Clamp earned the position as founding principal of River Bluff in 2011—when he was in his early 30s—and under his leadership the school has taken a decidedly unorthodox approach to education. […]
Beatrice Bailey, professor of social studies education in Clemson’s College of Education, recently participated in a Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad Program exploring contemporary U.S.-Poland relations. The program is designed so that participants return to their institutions to develop projects that allow them to share their broadened knowledge and experiences with students and colleagues in the U.S. […]
James Harrison Goodwin, superintendent of Chesterfield County Schools, was recently named the 2019 South Carolina Superintendent of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. Goodwin, a two-time alum of Clemson University, has held this position for the past seven years. Goodwin recently shared information with us on what makes a superintendent tick, […]
Jennifer Hein, executive director of strategic planning, assessment and accreditation for Clemson’s College of Education, has been selected as a member of the South Carolina Education Policy Fellowship Program’s 2018-2019 cohort. The mission of this highly selective program is to develop a diverse and collaborative community of strategic leaders for effective public policy. Hein said […]
Clemson’s College of Education will begin a series of professional development seminars for new teachers on October 13 at Pickens County Career and Technology Center. The series, Perfecting Your Roar, will consist of four sessions over the 2018-2019 school year and be geared toward first-year and early-career teachers. The sessions’ primary goals are to address […]
Even though Roy Jones says he’s “averse” to snakes, his tone implies a stronger dislike than he lets on. However, Jones is willing to face the possibility of poisonous reptiles and other beasts of the field if the reward is worth the effort, and on this overgrown, country road, Jones is close to standing on […]
Students aren’t the only ones benefitting from Clemson’s teacher residency program. The college designed the program so that master teachers come away from the experience with long-lasting benefits in addition to the immediate helping hand that comes from a second teacher in the classroom. Over the summer, master teachers and residents convened in the upstate […]
Dave Barrett, alumni distinguished professor in Clemson’s department of education and human development, was a featured speaker at the 2018 Workshop for Contributors to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive. The workshop was held in Greenville, South Carolina on May 31 and June 1, 2018. The workshop focused on risk assessment for juveniles, information system […]
Clemson University Ph.D. student Abby Baker has developed workshops to deliver concepts related to science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) to elementary school students. The workshops are part of a Clemson Creative Inquiry project that sees Clemson students translate college-level STEAM projects for a fifth-grade audience. The lessons are a valuable extension in the education of Clemson students and the fifth graders they teach, but Baker is thinking even bigger. She is testing a model that she hopes will be copied across a state with a growing need for students interested in science and math.
Clemson University’s College of Education recently celebrated its first class of teacher residents at Memorial Stadium. Clemson University President James P. Clements, college benefactor Darla Moore and our Founding Dean George Petersen spoke about the importance and potential impact of the program in front of a crowd of participating districts, master teachers, and state and […]
A recent gift from Wells Fargo of $350,000 will support two Clemson University programs concerned with improving educational outcomes for diverse student populations across South Carolina.
The South Carolina Department of Education and Commission on Higher Education have officially approved the Clemson University College of Education’s STEAM education endorsement, making it the first such endorsement in the U.S. The endorsement acts as a seal of approval for recipients of Clemson’s STEAM teaching certification, which trains teachers to use educational approaches that incorporate science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics.