MY DRIVE TO #TEACHGCS – PUBLIC EDUCATION PARTNERS CONTINUES TO GO TO BAT FOR GREENVILLE’S PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS
Greenville, S.C. – Public Education Partners (PEP) announces that they will resume their annual support of Greenville’s public school teachers through the My Drive to #TeachGCS campaign. Formerly known as #Teach864, #TeachGCS Night at Fluor Field is an annual celebration of Greenville County Schools teachers in partnership with the Greenville Drive and Greenville County Schools. Unfortunately, Covid-19 prevented the event from taking place in person last year.
“Elevating Teachers is at the heart of PEP’s commitment to this community and our mission to improve student achievement and public education in Greenville County Schools. At a time when teachers have been going above and beyond for our students every day under extraordinarily challenging circumstances, we are thrilled to create a special community event just for them, in partnership with our friends at the Greenville Drive. At PEP we believe that supporting teachers means listening to them, supporting their growth, leading collective advocacy around key issues, and sometimes just cheering them on. #TeachGCS Night creates space for all of this–not to mention having fun together at beautiful Fluor Field!”
Public Education Partners has long been committed to celebrating the hard-working and dedicated teachers of Greenville County Schools (GCS). “#TeachGCS Night is one of the Drive’s signature events at Fluor Field each season,” commented Drive General Manager, Eric Jarinko. “It is a night to celebrate all of our Greenville County School teachers, for the hard work and effort that goes into the profession, while molding students who will become our Community’s next leaders and visionaries.”
The celebration this year is particularly important, especially in light of the adjustments teachers have had to make during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Our teachers have exhibited incredible resiliency during the past two years in response to COVID-19. They have adapted to an ever-changing educational and operational landscape,” said GCS Superintendent Dr. Burke Royster. “It is a pleasure to celebrate all they have done, and will continue to do, to keep students focused and on track toward the ultimate goal of graduating on-time with college credits or career certifications. We extend our thanks to Public Education Partners and the Greenville Drive for celebrating their dedication at #TeachGCS Night.”
GCS teachers will receive a complimentary ticket to the game, a t-shirt compliments of Herff Jones, and a $5 food voucher from the Drive. Additionally, select GCS teachers will be incorporated into various aspects of the game. The National Anthem will be performed by Fine Arts Center Vocal Instructor, Danielle Knox and the first pitch will be given by Anne Tromsness, GCS’s 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year. Additionally, Greenville County induction teachers, mentor teachers, and the Teacher of the Year are invited to PEP’s exclusive pre-game picnic at the 500 Club of Fluor Field from 5:00-7:00pm. During the game, teachers will participate in the between-inning competitions and on field recognition.
Doors will open at 6:00pm with the game commencing at 7:05pm. Tickets are now available at the Drive’s Main Street box office or by calling (864) 240-4528. For more information about #TeachGCS and other initiatives, contact PEP at 864-233-4137.
Public Education Partners’ mission is to lead our community in acting collectively to support, strengthen and advance public education and student achievement in Greenville County Schools. PEP collaborates with community partners to introduce innovative programming in schools and deepen connections between schools and the community. PEP is Greenville County’s only nonprofit focused solely on improving K–12 public education.