University of South Carolina Upstate Alumnus National, State Recognition

June 20, 2016 at 3:03 pm

Trevor T. Ivey ’06 was recently named a finalist for the national Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program and accepted into the 2017 Leadership South Carolina class, the oldest statewide leadership program.

Ivey, an adjunct instructor in the School of Education at the University of South Carolina Upstate and assistant principal at Alice Drive Middle School in Sumter, was one of only 34 K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators invited to Washington, D.C., to be interviewed in the Einstein Fellowship process. This program gives accomplished STEM educators placement in a Federal agency, such as the Department of Energy, National Science Agency and NASA, in the nation’s capital for 11 months to help inform national STEM education efforts.

“Before I became an assistant principal, I taught third-grade science for three years, sixth-eighth-grade science, adult education GED math (courses), and our schools ProTeam teacher class for middle school students interested in becoming a teacher,” said Ivey. “I want to be a part of the bold solution to radically redesign public education in America that truly meets the needs of all students.”

In addition, as a member of the 2017 Leadership South Carolina class, Ivey hopes his years of experience in public education can help direct focus on how to best meet the needs of the 21st century student in an effort to identify effective ways to advance the state’s economic, social and business vantage points.