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EPI Center Team presents at the SC Alliance for Black School Educators Conference

EPI Center team presents at the South Carolina Alliance for Black School Educators Conference

Members of the Center of Excellence for Educator Preparation and Innovation at Voorhees University attended and were active participants in the 2024 South Carolina Alliance of Black School Educators Conference held in North Charleston. Presenters for “The New 3Rs: Recruitment, Retention and Resiliency” session included Dr. Damara Hightower Mitchell, Executive Director and Provost/Vice President for

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2023 Sponsorship Year in Review

Throughout the year, the EPI Center proudly supports various organizations and events. In doing so, we gain valuable exposure to audiences who learn about the services and opportunities available at the EPI Center. Taking a look back at 2023, some of our sponsorships include the following: Act 1897: The Royal Renaissance Coronation of Mister and

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2023 Halloween Festival

The Center of Excellence for Educator Preparation and Innovation participated in the annual Batesburg-Leesville Halloween Festival this year. The festival, which was held on Main Street on October 31, 2023, included local businesses, community organizations, and residents. Families received plenty of Halloween treats to enjoy  as well as information about Voorhees University and the EPI Center.

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Voorhees EPI Center Receives $26.7 Million U.S. Department of Education Grant to Improve Student Achievement through Teacher Effectiveness

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Voorhees Center of Excellence for Educator Preparation and Innovation (EPI Center) a new Teacher and School Leader (TSL) Incentive Program grant to improve student achievement in two South Carolina counties. The REAP: Rewarding Educator Achievement and Performance grant aims to improve the quality of education, elevate educator

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Georgetown County School District Recognizes Two EPI Center Completers at Recent Board Meeting

Aliska Brown and Equanda Wearing were recently recognized by the Board of Trustees of Georgetown County School District. Brown and Wearing completed Pathway 3 offered by the Voorhees Center of Excellence for Educator Preparation and Innovation (EPI Center). Pathway 3, the Voorhees Network for Enhanced Teaching Program or V-NET, allows non-certified candidates with a bachelor’s

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Dr. Tondaleya Green-Jackson Discusses Education, Innovation and Research as Panelist on U.S. Department of Education Webinar

Dr. Tondaleya Green-Jackson, Program Director of the Voorhees Center for Excellence for Educator Preparation and Innovation recently served as a panelist on the U.S. Department of Education’s EIR (Education, Innovation and Research) Dissemination Strategies webinar. Alongside an array of EIRgrantees, she highlighted the importance of dissemination strategies to share data and success stories about transformational

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Educators travel to Illinois to Improve Teacher Effectiveness and Raise Student Achievement

DENMARK, SC –  Carrying out their mission to improve educator effectiveness and raise student achievement in high-need schools, a group of educators from the Voorhees University Center of Excellence for Educator Preparation and Innovation (EPI Center) recently spent a week working in Chicago and visiting schools. The Chicago SEED (Supporting Effective Educator Development) team met with leaders

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2023 Educator’s Breakfast

August 6, 2023, Columbia, SC – Voorhees University President Dr. Ronnie Hopkins hosted an Educator’s Breakfast at Bible Way Church of Atlas Road in Columbia to reinvigorate the passion for teaching and learning and to celebrate the sacred calling of South Carolina’s K-12 educators. Dr. Hopkins spoke of the need for educators with “good vibes”

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Voorhees University EPI Center Leaders Selected for National Improvement Science Teaching Course 

DENMARK, SC – Officials with the Voorhees University Center of Excellence for Educator Preparation and Innovation are among a select few in the country participating in the 2023-2024 National Improvement Science Teaching Course.  The course is offered by the Improvement Collective, which is an organization that strives to help create healthier systems that nurture all children

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