Fellows in Education

Program Overview

The Fellows program is designed to give local leaders a unique, behind-the-scenes look into several schools within Florence 1 Schools. Over the course of about eight months, leaders see firsthand some of the daily struggles and constraints educators face in the classroom. Leaders hear about seismic shifts in student needs and the additional state and federal requirements now placed on schools, teachers and administrators in Florence 1 Schools.

Each month’s program centers on a different educational experience that is unique to the classroom. The Fellows in Education program  offers opportunities for community leaders to contribute to the development of better education policies in the communities in which they live and work.

Within the Fellows program interested participants take part in a “Principal for a Day” exercise. This allows someone to spend a portion of a day with an area school principal while conducting the daily duties of running the school.


The Fellows in Education Program is composed of a select group of community and business leaders who are civic-minded and who support the need for the expansion of our local educational resources.


The Fellows in Education Program is designed to improve education for students by involving local leaders in the atmosphere and experiences that our students share each day. The program seeks to create a community of leaders that can share firsthand knowledge and help collaborate with policymakers and the community on the educational concerns of the future.


The program begins after the school year convenes.  Each session will begin at 11:00am and end before 1:00pm.  Lunch will be served as part of the program. Sessions will be held at different school campuses  (locations will be announced at orientation).  For a list of the scheduled dates, please click here.

For more information on the Fellows in Education program, please contact:
Debbie Hyler, Executive Director, The School Foundation (843) 662-9996 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Michael Miller, President, Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce (843) 665-0515 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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