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Teachers of Government 2015

Teachers of Government 2015
July 18 - 24, 2015

Eight high school and middle school teachers of government from South Carolina arrived at Furman University on July 18th to participate in the Fourteenth Annual Summer Institute for Teachers of Government sponsored by the Riley Institute at Furman. Participants spent a week in Washington D.C. where they met with government officials, politicians, non-governmental activists and members of education policy-making agencies. 

Dr. Elizabeth Smith, a Furman professor of political science, led the participants through Washington, D.C. and engaged the group in evening discussions and seminars on relevant readings and political topics. The combination of intensive learning, networking and exposure to decision makers is designed to increase the knowledge and expand useful contacts of teachers which both support improved teaching skills.  

The 2015 Teachers of Government participants:

Charly Adkinson, Givhans Alternative Program, Ridgeville, SC
Kristine Anderson, Dorman High School, Roebuck, SC
Paul Drohomirecky, Airport High School, West Columbia, SC
Ali Hendrick, Dutch Fork High School, Irmo, SC
Eugene Kennedy, Brashier Middle College, Simpsonville, SC
Steven Legette, Wando High School, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Robert Phillips, Jr., Waccamaw High School, Pawleys Island, SC
Julia Stanley, Berkeley Middle School, Moncks Corner, SC