School of Education to induct four to 2011 Wall of Fame
Anita Zucker, a longtime public education activist, highlights the list of the 2011 inductees into The Citadel School of Education’s Wall of Fame while David Roemer, a Wando High School teacher, is the first recipient of the STEM Teacher of the Year award.
The Wall of Fame honors Citadel graduates and others who have distinguished themselves as educators or as champions of public education. The fourth annual Wall of Fame celebration is an invitation-only event that begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at The Citadel’s Holiday Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Ave.
“The accomplishments of the 2011 Wall of Fame inductees are illustrative of the School of Education’s leadership in support of The Citadel’s strategic initiative to provide outreach to the region and serve as a resource in its economic development,” said Tony Johnson, dean of the School of Education.
A former elementary school teacher, Zucker is also a former president of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and its Education Foundation. In addition she is a member of the Coordinating Council of the South Carolina Education and Economic Development Act. Zucker was honored along with her husband, the late Jerry Zucker, in 2009 as a Leader of Principle by The Citadel School of Business Administration.
In addition to Zucker, this year’s inductees are:
- Terry Berkeley, 1966 Citadel graduate and professor and chairman of Early Childhood Education at Towson University
- David Roemer, a STEM teacher from Wando High School and the recipient of the first STEM Teacher of the Year award
- Kay Woelfel, a former professor of educational leadership at The Citadel and nationally prominent educational administrator.
“The Wall of Fame celebration, in addition to recognizing individuals for their contributions to quality education in the Lowcountry and beyond, is intended to highlight recent accomplishments of The Citadel School of Education,” Johnson said. “It is also intended to foster community support for the ongoing transformation of a good School of Education into a great one.”
In addition to recognizing the Wall of Fame inductees, the School of Education will highlights the accomplishments of the STEM Center of Excellence, a collaborative venture of the Schools of Education, Engineering, and Science and Mathematics for promoting STEM literacy, during the Wall of Fame banquet.