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A degree in Education from Converse is recognized throughout the southeast as the mark of a quality educator. Our graduates have earned honors including Presidential Educator of the Year, National Marine Educator of the Year, and the Order of the Palmetto. See where our recent graduates are teaching: Lauren Anderson — Shoally Creek Elementary School…
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Dean of Education and Graduate Studies Lienne Medford

With an eye towards growth and positive impact on K-12 education across South Carolina and beyond, Converse’s new Dean of Education and Graduate Studies brings a wealth of experience and $717,000 in National Science Foundation (NSF) grant funds to support Converse students. Dr. Lienne Medford joined Converse last summer from Clemson University, where she served…
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Julie Jones Jed Dearybury

K-12 classrooms are a changing entity. Pen pals now come in the form of face-to-face video conferences. Shared Google docs are commonplace, extending learning beyond the traditional classroom schedule. Field trips occur in virtual reality, allowing students to visit places they could never have experienced before. Today’s learning is an engaging experience, rather than a…
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Top Educators are Converse Grads

Each year Upstate Parent magazine honors 10 local educators making a difference in the Upstate region. This year, 4 of these 10 honored are Converse grads! Read more about Melissa DeLoach, Aimee Price, Josh Rice, and Teresa Swiger. Learn more about our BA and Graduate degrees in Education…

Converse alumnus and adjunct professor Jed Dearybury ’03 has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Lowell Milken Center Fellowship. This Fellowship is awarded on the basis of merit to educators who have distinguished themselves in teaching respect and understanding through project-based learning. Jed was selected from exemplary teachers from not only across America but throughout the world. He is currently a…
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Dr. Tracy presented “Understanding Disciplinary Literacy within ELA” at the South Carolina Council of Teachers of English Conference.  For the second year, she is serving as a member of the Read to Succeed Advisory Group with the South Carolina Department of Education. Dr. Tracy helped develop a new internship for Converse students partnering with Reach…
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Amy Driggers ’15 is this year’s recipient of the Dr. Marty T. Lovett Promising School Leader Award.

Converse College Faculty

Meagan Moore ‘05 is a first-grade teacher at Holly Springs-Motlow Creek Elementary School in Spartanburg District One, where she was honored as teacher of the year for 2014. It was as a Converse history major that she discovered how much more she was capable of than she had ever imagined.  “I competed against a kid…
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Starting this summer, Converse College students can earn their master’s degree in gifted education without leaving the comforts of their homes. The school will begin offering the degree as an online graduate program, with an aim at attracting teachers from the farthest reaches of the state. It will be the third program to be offered…
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Converse education professor Dr. Wayne Cheser is passionate about advancing elementary school children’s awareness of energy and climate change issues – so much so that he spent two years researching and filming a set of DVDs for teachers that provide models of best practices for teaching the concepts. The DVDs are a centerpiece of his graduate-level…
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