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Spotlight: SC Whitmore School

October 14, 2016

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Kaizen: A Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement in working practices and personal efficiency and effectiveness.

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to walk through the doors of SC Whitmore School and meet the educators, staff, and leadership of this virtual high school you wouldn’t be surprised that they’re the living example of “kaizen”. This statement is noted in big bold letters throughout their workspace to encourage just that—excellence on all levels.

SCWS was founded in 2011 by a South Carolina parent, who from firsthand experience knew that virtual education was an effective way of learning for many students. SCWS blends one on one mastery based instruction with an alternative learning experience (hosted fully online) that benefits over 400 students all across the state of South Carolina.

John Loveday, a traditional brick and mortar teacher turned virtual teacher since 2008, transitioned into virtual school administration in 2011. Mr. Loveday has been with SCWS since 2013. In 2015, Mr. Loveday was named principal and opened the new SCWS facility in June of this year in Columbia, SC. I had the opportunity to sit down with Mr. Loveday and was immediately impressed by his vision and his high regard for his students and staff. He not only acts as an effective school leader for his team and student body, but constantly pushes all of SCWS faculty and staff to continuously improve their unique opportunity serving students in a non-traditional setting.

View the full story at the South Carolina Charter District’s website.

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