State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman to Keynote SC Whitmore School Graduation
May 15, 2017
Columbia, SC – South Carolina Whitmore School will hold its commencement exercises on Saturday, June 3rd at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The doors will open at 10:15 a.m. and the graduation ceremony will start at 11 a.m. Molly Spearman, State Superintendent of Education will be the keynote speaker at the commencement exercises.
Molly Spearman received a B.A. in Music Education from Lander College where she served as President of the Student Government. Her studies also included a Masters of Arts in Education Supervision from George Washington University and an Education Specialist Degree from the University of South Carolina. For over 18 years she served as a classroom music teacher and an assistant principal. She was elected to four terms as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives representing Saluda County and portions of Lexington County. In 1998, she became the Deputy Superintendent of Education for the South Carolina Department of Education and worked with educators, legislators, and the business community to pass the Education and Economic Development Act, the National Board Certification for teachers, and other progressive education reforms. From 2004 – 2014, she served as the Executive Director of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators, a professional organization representing over 3800 school and district leaders. She was elected state superintendent of education in 2014.
What: SCWS Commencement
Where: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC
When: Saturday, June 3rd – 11 AM
Who: Keynote Speaker: Molly Spearman, State Superintendent of Education
SCWS is a tuition-free, virtual charter public high school that was founded in 2011 and aims to engage students in mastery learning. The school’s objective for students is to become independent learners in a challenging way while giving them the essential tools for success that they may need. This unique environment of learning is an alternate form of education for students who may be on an accelerated track or need a flexible academic calendar.
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