USC Upstate Alumnus Selected to Prestigious Education Policy Program

September 20, 2016 at 5:14 pm

Trevor T. Ivey ’06 is one of only 15 professional and civic leaders in the state selected to participate in the South Carolina Education Policy Fellowship Program (SC-EPFP) for 2016-2017.

As a SC-EPFP Fellow, 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, joins other established and emerging leaders in education and related fields in an intensive professional development program designed to help equip them in working toward sound education policy and practice in South Carolina.

“In this year’s SC-EPFP class we have some of our state’s most talented and dedicated leaders,” said Robert E. Barnett, associate vice president for Workforce, Education and Manufacturing Policy with the S.C. Chamber of Commerce and chair of the SC-EPFP Advisory Board. “Together, they will learn new skills, develop added insight and work collaboratively to make proactive steps to improve South Carolina’s future through meaningful education improvement and reform.”

Over the course of the academic year, Fellows meet monthly for dialogues, exercises and group projects, as well as participate in an in-state Fall Leadership Forum and a Washington Policy Seminar hosted by the Institute for Educational Leadership in the nation’s capital.

One of 17 state programs overseen by the national Education Policy Fellowship Program of the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, D.C., the SC-EPFP is coordinated by the S.C. School Improvement Council, located in the University of South Carolina College Education, with assistance of the S.C. Department of Education’s Office of School Leadership.