June 22

Sou⁠t⁠h Carol⁠i⁠na Cand⁠i⁠da⁠t⁠e and Commun⁠i⁠⁠t⁠y Pr⁠i⁠mer

Saturday, June 22, 2024


South Carolina Public Charter School District Building

1824 Barnwell St.
Columbia, SC 29201

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Join us in Columbia, SC or on Zoom for a comprehensive, one-day training complete with sessions on academic achievement, SC education policy, the Dashboard and Education Scholarship Trust Fund, campaign finance, and fundraising! School board members, candidates, and all community members are invited! In-person attendees will receive useful packets, swag, and a free Chick-fil-a lunch. This is a FANTASTIC opportunity for candidates to get their name out there, learn what it takes to win, and be effective leaders on their board! This Primer is also for community members who want to learn how they can make a difference, and what to look for in a good candidate. Everyone has a role in improving education for our kids! 


  • 8:30 – 9:15 Doors open, coffee/breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:15 “Good Morning” with Wendy Damron
  • 9:15 – 9:30 “Welcome” with Jonathan Butcher
  • 9:30 – 10:15 “Academic Achievement Matters” with Dave Trabert
  • 10:15 – 11:30 “Policy and Legislative Update” with Oran Smith and Bryce Fiedler
  • 11:30 – 12:15 Lunch and Networking Opportunity
  • 12:15 – 1:00 “Fundraising and Branding” with Jessica Proctor 
  • 1:00 – 2:30 School Board Member Panel with Jeff Zell, Angela Nash, and Pam McKinney
  • 2:30 Farewell