TFASC Names Alumnus Brandon Johnson to Advisory Board

Teach For America South Carolina (TFASC) is pleased to welcome Brandon Johnson to its advisory board for a three-year term. As an alumnus of TFASC, he will provide strategic counsel and support to its evolving goals and expanding programs that will reach more students and communities in the future. In 2014, Johnson was placed by TFASC to … Read more

TFASC Publishes 10-Year Anniversary Reflection Guide

Following the culmination of its 10-year anniversary campaign, Teach For America South Carolina (TFASC) published a reflection guide to highlight 50 impact spotlight honorees and several celebration events. The 50 impact spotlights recognized leaders of TFASC’s movement over the past decade – teachers, alumni, educational partners, supporters, and catalysts – by profiling them and their outstanding work. … Read more

Inspired by Teachers and Shaped by Sociology, Clemson Grad Wins South Carolina Teacher of the Year

Deion Jamison is an English teacher at Legacy Early College, a public charter school for K4-12 students in Greenville’s West End. After graduating from Clemson in 2017 with a sociology degree and education minor, he entered the Teach For America program, serving two years as an English teacher in Orangeburg, South Carolina before moving to … Read more

Meet the Catalysts From Our Collective Movement

Our TFASC Teachers and Alumni Catalysts for Educational Equity and Systems Change The earth constantly changes. Tectonic activity shifts continents and shakes the foundations of cities. The education system in South Carolina sees its foundations shifting too. The pandemic. The Great Resignation. Politics. Demographics. Racial equity. By transforming student outcomes and improving communities with intentionality, … Read more

Meet Catalyst Darla Moore

Darla Moore Founder, The Darla Moore Foundation Teach For America South Carolina (TFASC) can largely credit Darla Moore’s embracing vision of high-quality education for its very existence. After decades in the financial industry, Moore, a renowned business leader who was born in Lake City, S.C., turned her attention to giving back to her beloved state, … Read more

Meet Catalyst Tommy Preston Jr.

Tommy Preston Jr. Vice President of Ethics, The Boeing Company Tommy Preston’s family had lived in his hometown of Clemson, South Carolina for generations. As a child, he recalls sitting with his grandfather on a porch one afternoon. His granddad pointed toward Clemson University, just five minutes distant. “Because of the conditions during my youth, … Read more

Meet Catalyst Kimberly Sutton Mason

Kimberly Moore

Kimberly Sutton Mason Principal, Rosenwald Elementary and Middle School “When I found Teach For America South Carolina (TFASC), it was like I found a family. I love this organization,” said Kimberly Sutton Mason, principal of Rosenwald Elementary and Middle School (REMS). She has championed Teach For America since it came to South Carolina. Mason has … Read more

TFASC Releases White Paper From DiscussED Forum on the Future of Education

2022 DiscussED White Paper

Teach For America South Carolina (TFASC) released a white paper, “The Future of Education: 2040 and Beyond,” that summarizes key ideas and actions from its inaugural DiscussED forum. Earlier this year, DiscussED convened diverse perspectives from more than 30 corporate, education, legislative, and nonprofit leaders. “Our public education system, which has remained largely unchanged for … Read more

Meet Catalyst Debra Sonkin

Debra Sonkin Founder, Search Advisory Group In 2011, during its founding year in the region, Teach For America South Carolina (TFASC) started partnering with school districts but had not yet recruited a board of directors. The long-time strategy of Teach For America (TFA)’s national leadership team was to encourage its regions to recruit industry leaders … Read more