|South Carolina EPFP|
The South Carolina Education Policy Fellows Program (SC-EPFP) is a part of a nationally-respected leadership development program affiliated with the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, DC. South Carolina’s EPFP is sponsored by several organizations: the SC Department of Education, SC Association of School Administrators, SC School Boards Association, Education Oversight Committee, SC Chamber of Commerce, The University of South Carolina, Clemson University and Blue Ribbon Schools for Excellence. Although these organizations may hold diverse purposes and views, they join together in a commitment to thoughtful, informed participation in a democracy.
For several years a cadre of mid-career professionals from a wide range of disciplines has participated in a monthly professional development program to build understanding of education policy formation at the local, state and national levels. Cohort members also participate in the Washington Policy Seminar with Fellows from other states. During this spring trip to Washington, Fellows also meet with members of South Carolina’s Congressional delegation and prominent staff.
The program is coordinated by the SCDE Office of School Leadership and the SC School Improvement Council (SC-SIC), the program begins in September and goes through June. Additional information can be found on the SC-SIC/EPFP website: http://sic.sc.gov/sceducationpolicyfellowshipprogram/Pages/index.aspx.