Lorin W. Anderson Award for Excellence

The inaugural Lorin W. Anderson Award for Excellence was presented in 2017. Designed to recognize educational stakeholders who successfully implement Center strategies with under-resourced learners, the award honors the vision and leadership of Dr. Lorin W. Anderson, an advocate for focused preparation and ongoing support for teachers in high poverty schools. Dr. Anderson was a co-founder of the Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty at Francis Marion University in 2003.

About Lorin Anderson

Lorin W. Anderson, Carolina Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina, earned the Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago where he served as a graduate assistant under Dr. Benjamin Bloom. He is the author of numerous books and articles and is internationally known as the lead author of the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy. During the time that he served as a lead witness for the plaintiff districts in the Abbeville vs. South Carolina equitable funding lawsuit, Anderson began to promote specialized training and assistance for educators to combat academic disparities in children of poverty.

2018 Recipients

Lexington (SC) 1 School District – Teaching Children of Poverty Add-On Certification

2017 Recipients

Dawn Oswalt, Richland School District Five

Tamara Diebold, Principal

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