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Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award 2019

(l-r) Secretary Riley and Avery Allen, who was accepting the 2018 WhatWorksSC cash award for Farm to Belly

Ninth Annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSCTM Award for Excellence

A celebration of what works in education

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, SC
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
12:30 - 2 p.m.
A dessert reception will follow the program



On November 12, 2019, Furman University’s Riley Institute will host the ninth annual WhatWorksSC Award Celebration. 

Special guest and former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks.

The three finalists for the 2019 award were selected from applications received earlier in the year. Former two-term Governor of South Carolina and United States Secretary of Education Dick Riley will name the winner and honor the finalists at the celebration. The award is named for Secretary Riley and his late wife, Ann “Tunky” Riley, a dedicated teacher and passionate advocate for quality public education.

This year’s finalists are:

Carolina Teacher Induction Program, a University of South Carolina-based program, designed to be a bridge support program for new teachers as they transition from university student to leading and teaching in a classroom of their own.

Pickens County Career and Technology Center, a center where faculty work diligently to help students develop the skills for success in college and the workplace by encouraging students to explore their talents and interests, and then identify career opportunities that match those skills and interests.

WINGS for Kids, a comprehensive, high-quality afterschool initiative designed to equip at-risk K-5th grade kids with the skills they need to succeed in school, stay in school, and thrive in life.