Tadlock awarded Palmetto State Teachers Association scholarship

Hartsville Middle School’s Jeffery Tadlock accepts the 2021 Dr. Elizabeth Gressette Professional Development Scholarship from Taylor Pipkin, right, with the Palmetto State Teachers Association. Hartsville Middle Principal Brian Hickman, left, also joins the presentation. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO


Hartsville Middle School’s Jeffery Tadlock is one of 10 winners of the 2021 Dr. Elizabeth Gressette Professional Development Scholarship. The $1,500 scholarship is sponsored by the Palmetto State Teachers Association’s (PSTA) Foundation for Professional Development and is awarded annually to encourage and support PSTA members in pursuing advanced degrees. Tadlock currently serves as a sixth grade science teacher at HMS, and he is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership at Columbia International University. Applicants for the scholarship must be a PSTA member for at least three years and be currently enrolled in a higher education program. The scholarship winners will be recognized at the PSTA Annual Business Meeting on May 1. PSTA is the largest professional education association for teachers in South Carolina. Gressette, a former public school kindergarten teacher, was the founding member of PSTA in 1976. PSTA provides professional benefits to support its members throughout their careers in education. More information can be found at www.palmettoteachers.org.

Author: Rachel Howell

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