We’re Hiring!

For 35 years, we have collaborated with community partners to strengthen public education for the 77,000 students and 7,000 teachers in Greenville County Schools – and right now we’re looking for a part-time Program and Operations Coordinator to help us continue our work! The Program and Operations Coordinator will be detail-oriented, committed to public education and […]

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PEP Issues Statement on S. 935

January 13, 2022 – This week, the SC Senate Education Subcommittee met to start the discussion of S.935, the bill in support of Education Scholarship Accounts (ESAs). Despite the South Carolina Supreme Court’s ruling that no money from public funds should be used for the benefit of religious or private educational institutions, our state’s leadership is […]

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14 New Teachers Become Certified Through GATE Program

The Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) program is proud to celebrate 14 new certified teachers! For the past three years, these dedicated educators have become certified through GATE – the first district-based, job-embedded certification program in South Carolina. Together with Greenville County Schools, we are increasing the number of exceptional math, science, English, social studies, […]

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Almost June

May 21st, 2020 – by Kelly Baird, Co-Founder and CEO of Flow to You   “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the hillside.” Maud Hart Lovelace  As this incredibly unique school year is drawing to a close (amid all the extreme effort that MAYCEMBER requires), […]

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Wow! What do you know…

May 14th, 2021 – by Christine Jacobs I used to think that I knew everything there was to know about teaching and students. I’ve been taking a class recently that has helped me realize that there are always new ways to help students become more independent and take ownership of their behavior in class. Conscious […]

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Dear Teacher: Words of Appreciation from PEP’s Board & Staff

    In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, some of PEP’s team and board members shared about teachers that impacted their lives. When we elevate teachers, we elevate our entire community.   Dear Mrs. Greer, Thank you for a happy first grade experience.  Your classroom was a place for embracing friendships and discovering new things, […]

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It’s the Small Things: Finding Peace with Our Busyness

April 30th, 2021 – by Ashley Causey How many times have we, as educators, perused our to-do list and have been so overwhelmed we had to pause and escape?  Maybe we had to have a vent session with a colleague or a quick burst of exercise to clear our mind.  These are examples of finding […]

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PEP’s 2021-22 Grant Applications Open

Applications for our Building STEAM and Mullins Grants are live! The Building STEAM grant supports teachers in Greenville County Schools by providing resources to help implement projects that immerse students in science, technology, engineering, art, and/or mathematics. Up to $2,000 per award! In honor of our former Executive Director, Grier Mullins, the Mullins Grant for […]

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Finding Small Good Things – St. Daniel

April 8th, 2021 – by Trevor Scott Barton “There were deep wrinkles in the corners of her eyes and across her forehead.  They didn’t seem to be wrinkles of worry that he’d seen on his mami and abuelo’s faces as they worked the fields and lived among strangers in small southern towns.  No, they seemed […]

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Disrupting Our Assumptions About Our Own Failures

March 26, 2021 – By Pernille Ripp I have been thinking about how hard we can be on ourselves. The constant negative self-talk we, as educators, can quickly sink into due to the supposed reactions of children we teach. How we can spiral so easily into defeatist thinking. Into thinking, we would be better off […]

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