PEP Hires Two New Staff

Public Education Partners (PEP) is proud to announce the addition of two new staff positions, Carol Beard as Program Associate and Michelle Rash as Community Organizer.  “PEP’s new strategic plan clearly sets our course to continue to advocate for conditions at the school, system, and community levels that encourage the recruitment, retention, and advancement of top-quality […]

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PEP Celebrated Summer Learning with Literacy Events

PEP celebrated National Summer Learning Week by conducting Family Reading Night events for students of East North Street Academy (ENSA) and Taylors Elementary on July 11, hosting over 450 students and family members. The night was part of PEP’s Make Summer Count (MSC) program, which reached over 18,300 Greenville County Schools (GCS) students, and is […]

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Whaley Named Interim CEO

The Board of Directors of Public Education Partners (PEP) is pleased to announce that Angel Whaley, PEP’s Vice President of Advancement, will serve as PEP’s interim President and CEO beginning Monday, June 17th. Angel will serve in this interim executive capacity until the search for a new President and CEO concludes in late summer/early fall, providing […]

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PEP Celebrates GATE Graduates, Awards Grants

Public Education Partners (PEP) honored the first seven graduates of the Greenville Alternative Teacher Education (GATE) program and awarded $24,000 to fund nine Quality Teaching Grants, at a reception held May 29, 2019, at the Westin Poinsett. The graduation celebration recognized the completion of the three-year GATE program and eligibility for South Carolina teacher certification, […]

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2nd #Teach864 Night Honors, Features Teachers

Public Education Partners (PEP) again partnered with Greenville County Schools (GCS) and the Greenville Drive to honor teachers and celebrate #Teach864 Night at Fluor Field on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. “At Public Ed Partners, we ask ourselves, ‘How do we attract, retain and advance the best possible teacher talent in Greenville?’” said Ansel Sanders, PEP’s […]

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PEP Welcomes Scholastic Author to start MSC 2019

Public Education Partners (PEP) kicked off their 2019 Make Summer Count (MSC) program during a special literacy event at Monaview Elementary School on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The event featured guest speaker and Scholastic author, Lester Laminack, representatives from Greenville County Schools, and the opportunity for students to select books to add to their home […]

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PEP Welcomes Five New Board Members and a New Chair

Greenville, S.C. – Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville’s only independent nonprofit solely dedicated to investing in and improving public education, recently welcomed five new members to its Board of Directors. Additionally, while not a new face to PEP, Dr. John Kaup has assumed the role of Board Chair (2019-2020), replacing Lee Yarborough who remains a board […]

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Donors that Harness the Power of the Collective

Public Education Partners’ (PEP) newly adopted mission statement is to lead our community in acting collectively to support, strengthen and advance public education and student achievement in Greenville County Schools. With this statement in mind, we recently honored several organizations and individuals that harness the power of the collective. The Partner of the Year Luncheon is […]

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PEP 2019-2024

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear strategic planning? My hunch is the phrase triggers less-than-enthusiastic emotions. Such a reaction is understandable given that strategic planning often feels like a compliance-driven task that consumes significant time and yields a dust-collecting document. PEP’s current strategic plan concludes at the end of 2018. Realizing […]

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PEP Hires New Policy and Advocacy Director

Public Education Partners (PEP), Greenville County’s only nonprofit focused solely on improving K-12 public education, is proud to announce that Lindsey Jacobs has been hired to fill the role of Policy and Advocacy Director. “We’re thrilled that Lindsey is on the PEP team,”said Dr. Ansel Sanders, PEP President and CEO. “As we seek to better fulfill […]

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