K. Hermann

The Watering Hole

By K. Hermann

The Watering Hole logo

 

Candace G. Wiley and Monifa Lemons created The Watering Hole as a place to encourage and promote poets of color in the south. 

They also offer school workshops and summer camps to students to teach creative writing, self-confidence, and communications skills. 

Jeff Maxey - 2019 South Carolina Teacher of the Year

By K. Hermann

Jeff Maxey - 2019 South Carolina Teacher of the Year

On May 2, 2018, Jeff Maxey was selected as South Carolina's 2019 Teacher of the Year.

A special education resource teacher at Starr Elementary School in Anderson District 3, Mr. Maxey started his career as a minister, but decided to become a teacher after visiting schools and seeing a need for educators.

Erin Fox - 2018 South Carolina Teacher of the Year

By K. Hermann

2018 South Carolina Teacher of the Year Erin Fox

2018 South Carolina State Teacher of the Year Erin Fox has spent the past year traveling and meeting with legislators, educators, and students. Her experiences have broadened her view of education and education policy. She shared some advice for next Teacher of the Year, Jeff Maxey, and told us about her plans for the future.