‘Project Read’ at SWU helps crucial life skills

Southern Wesleyan University hosted Project Read trainers from across South Carolina at its Central campus July 6. Pickens County District 3 Rep. Gary Clary, right, greeted and spoke to participants at the beginning of the training session. Pictured from left (front), are Mary Jo Vantine, trainer; Susie Horger, trainer; Peggy Bodie, S.C. Project Read Coordinator; Dr. Sandra McLendon, dean of Southern Wesleyan’s School of Education; (back) Barry Burnett, trainer, Priscilla Allen, a trainer from Dallas, Texas; SWU President Dr. Todd Voss, SWU VP for Advancement Dr. Lisa McWherter; SWU Provost Dr. Tonya Strickland; and Clary.

CENTRAL — For more than a dozen years, Project Read at Southern Wesleyan University has been in place to provide key resources to teachers educating their students on two of the most important life skills they’ll ever have – reading and writing.

“The Project Read model just works; children can use it; it’s practical; it’s

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