Teacher of the Year to speak at Teacher Cadet College Day
Pickens Elementary School teacher and 2014 S.C. Teacher of the Year Darlene Sutton will be the keynote speaker at the Teacher Cadet College Day hosted on Oct. 1 in the Greater Issues Room of Mark Clark Hall on The Citadel campus. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sutton giving the address at 10:25 a.m.
Teacher cadets from Wando High School, James Island Charter High School and Beaufort High School, along with their teachers, will be in attendance. Education majors from the Corps of Cadets will be involved in some of the activities. And School of Education professors who partner with high schools will be in attendance as well.
The Teacher Cadet Program, targeting high school juniors and seniors, is one of several programs founded by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement. Established by the Commission on Higher Education in 1985, the CERRA is in its 28th year of operation, and is the oldest and most established teacher recruitment program in the country.
The Citadel has been a Teacher Cadet College Partner to several area high schools for more than two decades.
Sutton began her teaching career in 1991 as a kindergarten teacher at Westminster Preschool and also taught at Orchard Park Elementary in Oconee County. Most recently, she has taught first and second grades at Pickens Elementary School in Pickens County. In addition, she is a National Board Certified Teacher.