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June 22, 2017
2. Ryan Cumback named principal of Moultrie Middle School
Ryan Cumback has been named the principal of Moultrie Middle School. Cumback has been employed with Charleston County Schools for the past 10 years as a classroom teacher and administrator. He has served as interim principal of Moultrie Middle since 2016. Throughout his career, Cumback has served as an assistant principal for ninth and 10th grade students, and as an instructor in the science and fine arts departments. His responsibilities in these roles included overseeing the implementation of EEDA At-Risk and SC School Climate grants, induction teacher support, formal teacher observations and evaluations, HSAP test administration, iPad integration, grants liaison, professional development and 504 plan coordination, textbook administration, academic and behavioral data analysis, discipline referral processing, and serving as CORE chair. Cumback received a Bachelor of Science in education from Western Michigan University and a Master's in secondary educational administration from The Citadel. Cumback was also the recipient of the 2010 South Carolina Department of Education “Initiative Award” for West Ashley High School’s CATS Program, and was selected as the West Ashley High School Rookie Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007.
Published in: The Moultrie News - oline
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June 22, 2017
2.1 Zucker School graduates to lead educational efforts this fall in local districts
The Zucker Family School of Education at The Citadel continues to be a driving force behind the development of the Lowcountry’s educational workforce, steadily producing principled leaders for K-12 classrooms. Among the educators preparing for the August return of students are recent graduates from the school’s master’s degree programs, who were already working in the Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester County school districts or who will be. Known as a full-service education program, the Zucker School of Education has a reputation for helping teachers advance in their careers and for helping school systems identify and train future leaders within their ranks. Recently, seven out of 13 new Charleston County School District leadership hires received degrees from the Zucker School of Education.
Published in: Lowcountry Biz - online
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June 22, 2017
4. Life with Gracie: There are millions and millions of Facebook groups; why this local one stood out
A full year after her son Nelson graduated from The Citadel, Dorie Griggs was still getting telephone calls and email from parents of incoming Knobs. Griggs had spent years blogging about her experiences as a Citadel mom and had become a trusted adviser about all things Citadel. What items should cadets bring with them? What’s the difference between men’s briefs and jockeys? How to empower their cadet to make their own decisions? Her experience coupled with her religions training, she felt uniquely qualified to be a “non-anxious” presence in their lives. And so when the questions kept coming, Griggs, a chaplain by trade, launched the first Facebook group for parents of freshmen entering The Citadel, a virtual community of about 500 parents, alumni and other relatives. The Citadel: Parents of the Class of 2016 and subsequent years became a safe place for newbies to get their questions answered. “I never expected it to last this long,” Griggs said the other day.Nor did she ever expect she’d be flying off to Chicago to participate in Mark Zuckerberg’s first Facebook Communities Summit, which opens today (June 22) in Chicago. “I was shocked,” she said.
Published in: Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Online
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