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Seven Inducted into Call Me MISTER Program

November 17, 2015

Seven Lander University students were inducted into its Call Me MISTER program for the 2015-2016 school year.

The goal of Call Me MISTER, an acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models, is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader, more diverse background, in hopes of improving the quality of instruction in the state’s lowest-performing schools.

Students selected for the program agree to gain certification and teach a year in South Carolina public schools for every year they were in the program, which provides financial aid and academic support to participants.

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From left to right are Jaylon Key-Lott, of Johnston; Richard Saddler, of Silverstreet; Will Jamison, of Columbia; Jarod Barksdale, of Fountain Inn; Brandon Norman, of Greenwood; David Walters, of Anderson; and Will Smith, of Bradley.