This year, Rose Marie Berry, the principal of Martha Schofield Middle School in Aiken, wrote and received a $48,000 grant to expand her school's industrial arts program. The increasing demand for advanced technical skills in her community was a motivating factor in Mrs. Berry's decision to update the existing computer lab and to provide new hands-on science and mathematical labs. Multicultural weeks, a Black History course, and mathematics, science and National History Day fairs are additional programs Mrs. Berry instituted in an effort to reflect current changes in the community. Under Mrs. Berry's leadership, faculty members joined forces to develop the school's "Tadpoles" wetland project, an environmental across-the-curriculum instructional program. This project's success has made the school one of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association's 1,500 worldwide data collection sites for the Globe Network.
1975 University of South Carolina, B.A.