County teacher wins professional development scholarship

Taylor Pipkin (right), the staff attorney for the Palmetto State Teachers Association, surprises Kirby Register Hall, a Spaulding Elementary School third grade teacher, with a $1,500 professional development scholarship recently. The association selected Hall as one of seven winners of the scholarship.

Darlington County School District teacher Kirby Register Hall has been selected as one of seven winners of the 2020 Dr. Elizabeth Gressette Professional Development Scholarship.
The scholarship is sponsored by Palmetto State Teachers Association’s Foundation for Professional Development and is awarded annually to encourage and support PSTA members in pursuing advanced degrees.
Applicants must be a PSTA member for at least three years and be currently enrolled in a higher education program to apply for the scholarship.
Hall is a third-grade math/science teacher at Spaulding Elementary School. She is pursuing an education administration degree at the University of South Carolina.
The scholarship winners will be recognized and awarded $1,500 at the Palmetto State Teachers Association Annual Business Meeting March 28 in Charleston.
Palmetto State Teachers Association is the largest professional education association for teachers in South Carolina. Gressette, a former public school kindergarten teacher, was founding member of PSTA in 1976.
PSTA provides professional benefits to support its members throughout their careers in education.


Author: Stephan Drew

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