Columbia – Spartanburg
County School District Three teacher Jaime Dawson has been selected as one of five winners of the 2019 Dr.
Elizabeth Gressette Professional Development Scholarship. The scholarship is sponsored by Palmetto State Teachers
Association’s Foundation for
Professional Development and is awarded
annually to encourage and support PSTA
members in pursuing advanced degrees. Applicants
must be a PSTA member for at least
three years and be currently enrolled in a higher education program to apply for the scholarship. Ms. Dawson currently
works as a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader at Cowpens Elementary. She is pursuing a Doctorate in Curriculum and
Instruction at Gardner Webb University.
The scholarship winners were recognized and awarded $1000.00 at the
Palmetto State Teachers Association Annual Business Meeting on March 16, 2019, held
in West Columbia, South Carolina.
Palmetto State Teachers Association is the largest
professional education association for teachers in South Carolina. Dr. Elizabeth Gressette, a former public
school kindergarten teacher, was the founding member of PSTA in 1976. PSTA provides professional benefits to
support its members throughout their careers in education. More information can
be found at www.palmettoteachers.org.