Education

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.

Election Fever | Endowment Intern Jenna

By Jenna Schiferl

Moments before the Democratic debate at the University of South Carolina.

This week was incredibly exciting. Monday and Tuesday were full of new opportunities and challenges, as I helped prepare for the gubernatorial primary debates. I tried my hand at being "A2," or audio production assistant, Monday morning at Drayton Hall. This involved laying microphone cables, connecting them to their corresponding spaces on the correct audio box and then using the headset to check that they were functioning properly. Shortly before the debate started, I had the opportunity to briefly meet Democratic candidate James Smith as he entered the building.

What Do You Mean Exporting Will Take an Hour? | Endowment Intern Raven

By Raven Furber

Raven editing a web story in her office

This week was filled with countless hours of editing, rendering, and regulations. As I finished up my story on the Hub City Co-op, I ran into the necessary evils of editing. All week I've been battling small, almost unrecognizable errors, like differentiations in font spacing to messing with the waveform monitors. There's been a lot of waiting while both rendering and exporting, but that's to be expected. We went into downtown Spartanburg this week to get some shots of the community and it was then that I realized how thankful I am to have this internship.

Adventures All Around | Endowment Intern Raven

By Raven Furber

Raven Furber, William Richardson, and Coby Hennecy at the ETV Endowment office

Week three of my internship was filled with adventures I never thought I would have. The first adventure of the week was a small one. It seems that just about every week, something interesting happens outside my office window. This week, the entire population of campus geese decided to come graze outside my window. Nearly 15 goslings and their parents trapped us inside the building as they foraged for food right outside, and trust me, they can be very aggressive. I tried to feed them potatoes chips and got hissed at.

Hub City Exploration | Endowment Intern Raven

By Raven Furber

Raven filming at the Hbb City Co-op

Week two at ETV Upstate was when the real fun started. This was the week that I started working on stories. My first story centered on the Hub City Co-op. I had to put my "big-girl" hat on and call the co-op to get permission and schedule interviews. I had never conducted an interview before and the whole process was nerve-wrecking. I was thankful to have William there to continue to ask questions once I had finished mine.

The Introduction | Endowment Intern Raven

By Raven Furber

Raven in ETV Upstate's studio

My first week as an ETV Endowment intern involved several hours in the van. Our (mine and the ETV Upstate's station manager, William Richardson) first trip to Columbia was for the staff appreciation day luncheon. I was able to see some familiar faces as well as meet other members of the ETV staff. However, the best part of the day was the food! As a former engineering intern, I have learned to value lunch time like never before. We were also given t-shirts, which was an added bonus. I am told that the shirt is a throwback to an old logo, one that was way before my time.

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.

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