Virtual / Online Learning Leaders
The breakthrough innovations come when the tensions are the greatest and the resources are the most limited. That’s when people are actually a lot more open to rethinking the fundamental way that they do business.Clayton M. Christensen
The Impact of COVID-19
COVID-19 has significantly impacted the nation’s schools and created tensions and opportunities as the nation’s schools have had to adjust course due to rapidly changing conditions in their communities. LCEC Member Districts have faced a myriad of challenges and have united to collaborate in our virtual and online offerings. Perhaps the best illustration of why this is so critical can be found at the Digital Learning Collaborative’s blog post, What Will the Rest of the School Year Look
Implications for Our Region
The LCEC has worked with the member districts to form this Virtual / Online Learning Leaders’ Roundtable. These Roundtable members are working to create a multi-district online provider agreement to share resources and increase equity in access to quality online courses.
COMING SOON! Links to District Online/ Virtual Learning Website Pages
- Dorchester District 4
Greg Harrison, Chair
Dr. Greg Harrison currently serves as the Virtual Academy Director for Dorchester School District Two, which is currently serving over eight thousdand students virtually. Harrison also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Zucker School of Education at The Citadel. He earned his Ed.D. from NorthCentral University, MA in Educational Administration from The Citadel, MAT in Secondary Education from Charleston Southern University, and a BA in History from Coastal Carolina University.
Dr. Harrison prior to his current role served as Executive Director of Secondary Schools, high school principal, assistant principal, and classroom teacher. In 2014, Harrison was named Educator of the Year by the Darlington Chamber of Commerce. He was recognized as the PTSA Assistant Principal of the Year in 2009. He also was named Stratford High School Teacher of the Year and South Carolina Law Teacher of the Year in 2005.
Harrison’s true educational passion involves helping administrators and teachers in making the transition to the 21st Century classroom. He believes, as educators, we need to prepare students for a 21st Century world equipped with 21st Century skills: communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills where we have to challenge ourselves to rethink the traditional educational system to prepare students to be productive citizens.
Celeste Bearden Vice Chair
Celeste Bearden has worked in education for over 20 years in both the public and private sectors. She has served as a School Counselor, Computer Science/Technology teacher, and currently is the Charleston County School District’s Online Learning Coordinator and Administrator in the district’s Central Virtual Academy. Students continually inspire Ms. Bearden. She is passionate about assisting with their post-secondary plans particularly as it relates to online and virtual learning opportunities.
Jenna Wells, Berkeley County School District – Coordinator for Virtual Learning
Mary Jo Fox – Colleton County School District- Instructional Technology Facilitator
Jen Croley, Berkeley County School District – Director for Academics & Innovation
Nancy Britt- Stevens – Dorchester District 4 – Secondary Curriculum & Instruction
Charles Hazelrigg, Charleston County School District – Counselor for Online Learning
Robin Jones, Charleston County School District – Executive Director Instructional Programs