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SWU Announces Formation of Palmetto State Teachers Association (PSTA) Student Chapter

SWU Announces Formation of Palmetto State Teachers Association (PSTA) Student Chapter

    04.16.24 | Academics Education

    Left to right: Lana Pitts, Emilee Westmoreland, Isaac Padgett

    Central, South Carolina: Southern Wesleyan University announces its partnership with Palmetto State Teachers Association in the formation of a charter PSTA Southern Wesleyan University Student Chapter.

    Dr. Janice Young, a long-time PSTA supporter, will serve as faculty Advisor for the Chapter and support the students as they gain valuable experience in teacher leadership and decision-making. Lana Pitts will serve as President, Isaac Padgett will serve as Vice President, and Emilee Westmoreland will serve as Secretary/Treasurer of the chapter.

    The students are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with other student chapters, increase the capacity of pre-service teachers and their voices in the profession, and expand our knowledge of our profession. We have a strong student leadership team interested in growing our pedagogy and the profession. PSTA staff look forward to supporting these students during their time at Southern Wesleyan University and throughout their careers as educators.

    The Palmetto State Teachers Association was organized in 1976 and is the largest association for educators in the state of South Carolina. PSTA’s membership is comprised of classroom teachers, administrators, pre-service teachers, and retired educators. The association provides professional development, legislative updates, money-saving discounts, and professional liability coverage for its members.

    Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused, faith-filled community that offers inventive learning experiences. The university endeavors to prepare its students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. For details about degree programs, go online to swu.edu. 

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