Entries by Ashley Heffernan

Lowcountry Center for Educational Leadership (LCEL) – The Case for Support

Quality of life and long-term economic viability in the Lowcountry rest on the availability of a well-trained and ready workforce. Public education and the more than 150 public schools in the region serve as the talent supply chain for employers. The three essential elements for education attainment are highly skilled instructional leaders as principals leading […]

Panelists discuss education reform during TCCC event at CSU

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative released its fifth annual Regional Education Report on April 9 at Charleston Southern University. During the event, TCCC hosted a panel discussion featuring Melanie Barton, executive director of the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, Anjene Davis, a community advocate; Gerrita Postlewait, superintendent of the Charleston County School District; and Anita Zucker, […]

TCCC seeking AmeriCorps VISTA member

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC) is recruiting a volunteer-driven AmeriCorps VISTA member to focus on increasing high school graduation and college enrollment rates across the region. Position: The AmeriCorps VISTA member will serve a full-time, one-year term beginning June 10, 2019 and ending June 9, 2020. Position Summary: The Charleston region has experienced unprecedented […]

TCCC releases fifth annual Regional Education Report

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC) today released its fifth annual Regional Education Report during the organization’s Community Leadership Council breakfast at Charleston Southern University. This report, titled “Disruption,” identifies how inequity shows itself across the cradle-to-career continuum and provides actions and disruptions that are needed to cause public education to support the success of […]

Post & Courier hosting ‘Minimally Adequate’ education forum on April 1

The Post and Courier is hosting a “Minimally Adequate” education forum from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 1 at Trident Technical College, Building 970, in North Charleston. Panelists at the forum include: Gerrita Postlewait | Superintendent of Charleston County School District Sherri Snipes-Williams | CEO of Charleston Promise Neighborhood Tina Wirth | Senior Vice President of Talent […]

Kindergarten Readiness Network members take a Data Walk

Special thanks to all Kindergarten Readiness Network members who joined us for a Data Walk! Members spent time at six stations reviewing and discussing early childhood facility locations, capacity and ratings; Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) results broken down by test domains, school, race and poverty level; and food deserts.  

Communications professional joins TCCC staff

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative has expanded its staff by hiring Amanda Kowal as Communications and Administration Associate, a part-time position that reports to the Director of Communications and Operations. Kowal has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, meeting planning and administration with non-profit organizations. Her most recent position was in marketing […]