The 2019-2020 Fellows in Education class met this week for a visit to Carver Elementary School. The school has a tradition of excellence and strives to make all students successful learners. Mrs. Josie Little, Principle of Carver Elementary, explained their mission is to provide students with engaging, challenging, and authentic real-world experiences.
The school serves students in kindergarten through grade four with a total enrollment of approximately 550 students. Their highly qualified staff and administration works very closely with a curriculum/technology coordinator and literacy coach to meet all learners where they are and move them to the next level. The school is an AdvancED STEM certified school. One of the few schools that provides the Project Lead the Way Curriculum integrated into all subjects.
The Fellows program is designed to give 30 local community leaders a unique, behind-the-scenes look into several Florence One Schools over the course of eight months. The class will hear about seismic shifts in student needs and the additional state and federal requirements now placed on schools, teachers and administrators. They will also witness the strong efforts by administrators and teachers to educate our future citizens and leaders. The program is made possible by a partnership between Florence One Schools, The School Foundation and the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.