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School District Five coordinator earns statewide leadership award

For Immediate Release – April 25, 2019



School District Five coordinator earns statewide leadership award


IRMO – School District Five Coordinator of Science, Health, and Physical Education, Beth Boland, has been given the Outstanding Leadership in Science Education Award by the South Carolina Science Education Leadership Association (SCSELA).


The award is given annually to a SCSELA member, who, through their professional work, has demonstrated outstanding leadership in science education at the school, district, county, regional, and/or national level.


“I am honored to receive this award,” Boland said.  “It is a privilege to work in a district that encourages professional growth and leadership. This recognition is a reflection of the fantastic things teachers in District Five are doing in their classrooms each and every day.”


Boland has served in the coordinator role in School District Five for six years and has been a member of SCSELA since starting that position, participating actively in meetings and sharing her professional insight.  She has also been active in local, state, and national science education initiatives.


Each year, she organizes and hosts the highly successful School District Five science fairs. She has served on numerous state-level committees to develop science standards, assessments, and support documents. She has also presented at state and national conferences.


The purpose of SCSELA is to enhance the quality of science education for elementary, middle, and secondary students in South Carolina through the improvement of science supervision.


"Ms. Beth Boland is most deserving of this distinguished honor,” said Michael Guliano, School District Five Chief Instructional Officer.  “She is well respected throughout the school district and is also a leader throughout the state.  Her passion for Science education and for student learning is admirable.  I cannot think of a more deserving person for this recognition than Ms. Boland."