LCSD’s Edwards to participate in S.C. education leadership institute

Dr. Gerard S. Edwards, Lee County School District’s (LCSD) Secondary Education coordinator, has been accepted into the South Carolina Department of Education’s (SCDE) Institute for District Administrators (IDA).

Edwards joins 12 other district leaders from South Carolina accepted into the institute to be held on Oct. 30–31, 2019; Dec. 12–13, 2019; March 30–31, 2020 and May 7–8, 2020. The classes convene at the S.C. Archives and History Center in Columbia, S.C.

Edwards says, “I am extremely proud to be accepted in this institute. I look forward to interacting with other district leaders from across South Carolina.”

The IDA’s professional development activities and assignments are based on adult-learning theory and focus upon skills and traits necessary to succeed as a district-level leader. The yearlong program is built around the following five learning strands:
  • Leading with Self-Knowledge
  • Leading Change
  • Leading Collaboration
  • Leading Student Achievement
  • Leading an Effective Organization