Hartsville education leader joins Teach Foundation Board

The TEACH Foundation, the administrative non-profit organization that oversees the day-to-day operations of the Partners in Unparalleled Local Scholastic Excellence (PULSE) initiatives, is pleased to announce that Yvonne (Von) Cranford will join the board of directors effective March 1, 2018. She replaces outgoing member Tim Browne.

Cranford is an assistant principal at Hartsville High School. Previously, she worked at Hartsville Junior High for 3 years as an exceptional education teacher. She transferred to North Hartsville Elementary where she worked for 5 years as a 5th grade teacher and 3 years as a curriculum coordinator. She has called Hartsville High School “home” for the last 10 years.

She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Clemson University, a Masters Degree in Remediation from Francis Marion University, and a Masters of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Winthrop University.

Cranford serves on the board of the Hartsville Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Hartsville Rotary Club. She recently initiated a new student Rotary Club for Hartsville High School students, Ready 2 Interact. She resides in Hartsville with her husband and 3 children.

TEACH board chairman Dr. Rainey Knight says she is delighted to have Cranford join the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

“Von is an excellent addition to the board. She is involved with students, teachers, and parents making a difference inside and outside the classroom. I’m excited about the ideas and experience she brings,” Knight said. “We thank Tim Browne for generously giving his time and talent to pursue excellence in education. Browne served on the board since 2014. We appreciate his service to the board and commitment to the children of Hartsville,” Knight said.

The TEACH Foundation was formed in 2011 with the assumption that multiple entities with unique resources can together inspire and improve academic outcomes and personal development of students. The Board of Directors represents a unique collaboration of the private and public sectors. It is comprised of community members and representatives of the four key partners of PULSE, the Darlington County School District, Coker College, SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, and Sonoco.

In addition to Cranford and Knight, the TEACH Foundation Board is represented by Reginald Alford, Gloria Bell, Nique Knockemus, Kimberly Nelson, Dr. Tracy Parkinson, and Randy LaCross.

About the TEACH Foundation
The TEACH Foundation is a not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the administration arm for the PULSE initiative. For more information, visit www.teachfoundation.org.

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