Article: Local Teacher Wins Professional Development Scholarship

Local Teacher Wins Professional Development Scholarship

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