Dr. Curtis Rogers interviews Dr. Carolyn Donelan about Richland School District One's Challenger Learning Center. Dr. Donelan has been a middle school science teacher, a high school science teacher, school administrator, and district administrator. She has been with Richland County School District One for twenty-one years and has been the Lead Flight Director of their Challenger Learning Center since 2011. To learn more, visit the Challenger Learning Center's website at thechallengercenter.net.
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses the Richland Two Institute of Innovation literary events and more with Jacqui Lee. Jacqui has been in the event planning business for 30 years now and has worked with several big name celebrities ranging from T.I. to Paula Deen. She is currently the Director of the Conference Center at the Richland School District Two Institute of Innovation also known as R2i2.
- Richland Two Institute of Innovation: https://www.richland2.org/r2i2
- Also you can contact Jacqui at 803-738-8481
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses summer reading with Rebecca Antill. Rebecca is the Youth Services Consultant here at the South Carolina State Library. She received her Master’s in Library and Information Science from Kent State University in Ohio, and has been working and volunteering in libraries since the age of eleven. Rebecca has worked in public libraries of all types in Ohio, North Carolina, and most recently Charleston, South Carolina.
- Summer Reading in South Carolina: http://guides.statelibrary.sc.gov/c.php?g=11781&p=62125
- CSLP: https://www.cslpreads.org/
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses educating African-American students and more with Dr. Gloria Swindler Boutte and Dr. Erin Miller. Dr. Boutte is a Professor at the USC College of Education’s Instruction and Teacher Education Department. She is the author of three books, has received more than $1.7M in grants, has more than 87 publications, and has presented her work internationally in China, Africa, Australia, South America, and Canada. She has served as a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Scholar at several universities in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Erin Miller is an Assistant Professor of Language and Diversity in the Reading and Elementary Education Department at UNC Charlotte. She teaches undergraduate courses in elementary language arts methods and diversity in urban education. She is currently serving as chair of the Early Childhood Education Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English and investigating signs and symbols of whiteness with elementary aged children.
- Boutte: https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/education/faculty-staff/boutte_gloria.php
- Miller: https://reel.uncc.edu/directory/erin-miller
- Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students (CEEAAS): https://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/education/research/ceeaas/index.php
Dr. Curtis Rogers discusses Greenville's Fine Arts Center and more with Sarah Blackman. Sarah is a poet, fiction, and creative nonfiction author originally from Washington D.C. She graduated from Washington College with a BA in English, a minor in Creative Writing, and earned her MFA from the University of Alabama. Her poetry and prose have been published in a number of journals and magazines, including The Gettysburg Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, Conjunctions, Oxford American Magazine and The Missouri Review. Her debut collection of short fiction, Mother Box and Other Tales, won the FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2012. And her most recent novel, Hex, came out in 2016.