Submitted Ridge Welch, Teaching Fellows, Communications Committee Chair.
We had a great group of Fellows who volunteered at our local interviews at West Ashley High School. We hope to have met some of our future Teaching Fellows for the College of Charleston!
Two fellows, Michaela Rule and Jasmine Saab, were awarded a prestigious scholarship from Delta Kappa Gamma.
Our current President, Claire Winkles travelled to the South Carolina State House to represent the College of Charleston Teaching Fellows program for the annual CofC day. She was able to talk with many influential South Carolina politicians about the importance of education and the great things the Teaching Fellows program is accomplishing!
A very large group of Fellows participated in our annual Dance Marathon at the College of Charleston. They were able to raise money for kids in need at MUSC!
We spread the love here at our Teaching Fellows program. On the day after Valentines Day, we had a mentor/mentee meeting and played a lot of fun Valentines themed games, which allowed our mentor/mentee families to learn more about each other and bond! Pictured are two Sophomore Fellows, Bridget and Madison, having fun at a photo booth that was set up at the meeting.
For one of our Professional Development meetings this month we were lucky enough to have Dr. Michael Fleming come speak with us and answer any questions Fellows had about Cerra and the Teaching Fellows program!
Two Sophomore Teaching Fellows, Ridge Welch and Terricka Leverett, work with an organization called the Save the Children Action Network. The organization advocates for early childhood education through engagement with elected officials. In early February Ridge and Terricka participated in a petition delivery to Tim Scott’s local office and asked his staffers to make sure Senator Scott Invested in Kids in 2017! Later Terricka and Ridge were able to attend a Town Hall meeting Tim Scott hosted in North Charleston. While there, they ran into a former College of Charleston Teaching Fellow, Morgan Downing, and were also able to get a question answered by Tim Scott! He was asked by Terricka and Ridge if he would defend Head Start in the upcoming budget negotiations and he said he would! In March, Ridge and Terricka will be heading to Washington D.C. to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill!