UofSC initiative paves the way

UofSC initiative paves the way for new teachers in rural areas
Posted on 09/01/2020
Ronnica YoungCredits to USC College of Education

Ronnica Young wanted to become a teacher because she admired the great educators that came before her, but she says her path to fulfilling that goal was filled with self-doubt.

“I can genuinely say today that I have removed all doubt, and I’m walking into my passion,” Young says.

This fall, Young is a fifth-grade teacher in English, language arts and social studies at Wallace Elementary Middle School in Marlboro County School District. The Carolina Collaborative for Alternative Preparation helped Young on the path to her new career.

“The program was what I needed to get back into gear,” she says. “The instructor, Beth White, is very passionate about what she does. I can tell that she wants us to be successful.”
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