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Teachers of Government 2018

Teachers of Government 2018
July 14 - 20, 2018

Eight high school and middle school teachers of government from South Carolina arrived on Furman's campus on July 14th to participate in the Sixteenth Annual Summer Institute for Teachers of Government sponsored by the Riley Institute at Furman. Participants will spend a week in Washington D.C. where they will meet with government officials, politicians, non-governmental activists and members of education policy-making agencies. 

Dr. Elizabeth Smith, a Furman professor of political and international affairs, will lead the participants through Washington, D.C. and engage 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 2018 Teachers of Government participants:

Eric Burrow, Wade Hampton High School, Greenville, SC 
Jody Foreman, Ridgeland Hardeeville High School, Ridgeland, SC 
Jenna Griner, Brashier Middle College Charter High School, Simpsonville, SC
Chelsea Kizer, Saluda High School, Saluda, SC
Alison Little, Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg, SC
Wade Lucas, Cyril B. Busbee Creative Arts Academy, Cayce, SC
Jamie Luff, Riverside Middle School, Greenville, SC 29650
Kyle Miller, Darlington High School, Darlington, SC