New teachers welcomed
by The Press and Standard | August 17, 2018 5:00 pm
Last Updated: August 15, 2018 at 10:10 am
Members of the Walterboro Colleton Chamber of Commerce helped welcome 105 new teachers to the community during a New Teacher Orientation Day on Aug. 8 at Colleton County High School. Sixteen vendors met with staff and teachers during the day. Lynn Stroble directed the day’s activities. Speakers included Walterboro Mayor Bill Young; his wife, Janice, a former teacher; Colleton County School District Assistant Superintendent Cliff Warren; and Chamber President Jeremy Ware.
“I am very excited to beach high school science and help with extra-curricular activities,” said Sam Hammer, a Denver Colorado native and first-year teacher. “I’m living at Plantation Oaks. Being in Walterboro has been a pleasure and privilege. (I have enjoyed) exploring the history and lovely wildlife this new home has to offer.” Hammer, 22, said he looks forward to being involved and attending community events.
The event gave new teachers the opportunity to meet each other, their principals and support staff. Lunch was provided by the Chamber of Commerce.
“The Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of commerce enjoys the opportunity to partner with the Colleton County School District for the new teacher orientation. There are a lot of moving parts to make an event of this magnitude successful. There are many, many people who all come together and work diligently behind the scenes to make this event possible,” Ware said. “The chamber looks forward each year to welcoming these new teachers to the Lowcountry, as well as showing the abundance of activities that our community has to offer. A big thank you to our members, our sponsors and the wonderful staff of the Colleton County School District.”