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Dr. Eugene Sires (SC '98)


At the time of the Award, Dr. Eugene Sires was:

Summerville Elementary School
Summerville, SC

Biographical Information

Principal Eugene Sires used a collaborative approach to education at Summerville Elementary School in Summerville, providing parents and staff with frequent opportunities to participate in the decision-making process. Literacy was also a major priority for Dr. Sires:  his students read a combined total of 91,000 books during their first semester, and several of his students authored and published their own books for the school library. His hands-on literacy curriculum earned Summerville numerous awards, including a Blue Ribbon School award from the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Dr. Sires also maintained a petting zoo outside his office and often took the animals into the classroom for his students' enjoyment and education.

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Memoriam: Dr. Eugene Sires (SC '98)

Additional Information


1972 University of South Carolina, B.A.