Minority Teacher Recruitment
The Center administers a loan program to encourage
minority students to become teachers and work in
member school districts.
can receive $1,000 per year for a maximum of $4,000
to become certified teachers. If the student
then works in a member school district, the district
repays the loan ($1,000 per year). If
does not work in a member district, he or she must
repay the loan plus interest.
districts include Chesterfield County Clarendon
Three; Darlington County; Dillon Districts One, Two
and Three, Florence Districts One, Two, Four and
Five; Lee County; Marion Districts One, Two, and
Seven; Marlboro County; and Williamsburg County.
Applications are taken annually, usually in March
and April for the following school year.
For information or an
application, contact Dr. Cleo Richardson or Dr.
Keith Callicutt at 843-661-1816 or email at
Pee Dee Regional S2MART
The Pee Dee Education Center serves
as the host site for the Coastal Pee Dee S2TEM
Center, one of five regional sites that make up S˛TEM
Known over the years as "Hubs" (1993 - 2002),
"Mathematics & Science Regional Centers" (2003 -
2009), "S2MART Centers" (2009 - 2011) and
now S2TEM Centers SC, our statewide
infrastructure for STEM education brings
information, support, innovation and research to the
community with emphasis on K-12 schools..
S˛TEM Centers SC is a
organization. We seek to work collaboratively with
STEM-oriented partners in education, business and
Centers SC is an initiative of South
Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics and Science.
Guided by S˛TEM
Centers SC Theory of Action for Instructional
Improvement, some of the Solutions for Success we
Assessing, Planning and Supporting
District and School Needs
Coaching Support for District and
School Leaders, Instructional Coaches and Teachers
Evaluating STEM Programs
Facilitating Professional Learning
Assisting with Curriculum
Providing Common Core State Standards
Training and Support
Providing Formative Assessment
Providing Disciplinary Literacy
Training and Support
For more information, call Kim Poston
at 843-661-1824 or email
SHARE serves Low Incidence (visually ,
orthopedically, or hearing impaired) students by
concentrating educational and related services in
the host districts of Darlington County and Florence
School District One.
Specially trained teachers, assistants, and related
services personnel such as Occupational Therapists,
Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, and
Orientation and Mobility Specialists work with
students needing these services.
qualifying for these services are bussed into the
host districts by the students’ home school
For more information, please
contact the Special Education Director of your home
school district or contact Dr. Cleo Richardson or
Dr. Keith Callicutt at 843-661-1816 or email at
Workshops and Technical Support
The Pee Dee Education
Center provides PowerSchool workshops and technical
support for member districts at the Pee Dee
Education Center or at district locations.
PowerSchool workshop topics include:
During the School
Workshops on other
topics are provided when requested.
Technical support for PowerSchool users is available
through email or by telephone. For more information
or to receive monthly workshop announcements,
contact Melissa Pennington at
or call her at 910-364-2345.