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Blythewood High SIC,
winner of the
Dick and Tunky Riley Award for SIC Excellence

Blythewood High SIC and associates

(L to R) Debbie Hamm, Superintendent, Richland School District Two; Amelia Butler McKie, Board Member, Richland School District Two; Gary Alexander, Blythewood High SIC; Traci Young Cooper, Chair, SC Board of Education; Tom F. Hudson, SC-SIC Executive Director; Charlie Riley; Ted Riley; Brenda Hafner, Principal, Blythewood High; Calvin “Chip” Jackson, Board Chair, Richland School District Two; Clarissa Bennett, Chair, Blythewood High SIC; Chaundra White,
Blythewood High SIC

J.L. Mann High School Improvement Council, Honorable Mention
J.L. Mann SIC members and associates

(L to R) Ginger Phillips, J.L. Mann High SIC Chair; Wendy Carnes, J.L. Mann High SIC; Suzanne Foody, J.L. Mann High SIC Past Chair; Tom F. Hudson, SC-SIC Executive Director; Charlie Riley; Ted Riley; Cindy Alsip, Assistant Principal, J.L. Mann High; Charlie Mayfield, Principal, J.L. Mann High; William Twitty, Mentor, Call Me MISTER Program, Clemson University

Myrtle Beach Cluster School Improvement Council, Honorable Mention
Myrtle Beach Cluster SIC members and associates

(L to R) CeCelia Nance, Principal, Myrtle Beach Primary; Tom F. Hudson, SC-SIC Executive Director; Charlie Riley; Ted Riley; Michelle Greene-Graham, principal, Myrtle Beach Elementary; Deb Colliver, Principal, Myrtle Beach Intermediate

North Augusta High School Improvement Council, Honorable Mention
North Augusta SIC members and associates

(L to R) John Murphy, Principal, North Augusta High; Linda Skinner, North August High SIC; Janet Gordon, North Augusta High SIC; Kendra Sturgis, North Augusta High SIC; Tom F. Hudson, SC-SIC Executive Director; Charlie Riley; Ted Riley; Freddie Grimm, North Augusta High SIC Chair; Dave Sam, North Augusta High SIC; Gene Robbins, North Augusta High SIC

Rudolph Gordon Elementary School Improvement Council, Honorable Mention
Rudolph Gordon SIC members and associates

(L to R) Tom F. Hudson, SC-SIC Executive Director; Charlie Riley; Ted Riley; Jackie Parker, Principal, Rudolph Gordon Elementary; Chery Griggs, Rudolph Gordon SIC Secretary; Jennifer Jarvis, Rudolph Gordon SIC 

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Presentations from the Annual SC-SIC Meeting, March 7, 2015
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Annual Meeting handouts
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Apply for the Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence

photo of Riley Award trophy

This award was created by the SC-SIC Board of Trustees in honor of former SC Governor and US Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley and his wife, Tunky, in 2002.  The annual award recognizes School Improvement Councils for outstanding achievement and civic engagement on behalf of their school.

The awards process has three levels. In Level One, SICs tell the story of their accomplishments in the previous school year through a Case Statement. Level One applications count for 100 points. SICs scoring at least 85 points at this level will be entered on the SIC Honor Roll and will receive a certificate of achievement. Up to 20 of the Honor Roll SICS will be chosen as semi-finalists to compete in Level Two, worth 50 points, which provides additional evidence that a council is in compliance with state law and SC-SIC guidelines. Five of the semi-finalists will be chosen for the Winners Level. An independent panel of judges will evaluate the five finalists and choose the Riley Award winning SIC. The remaining finalists will receive Honorable Mention awards.

Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence Application

Apply for the Riley Award - Join the Honor Roll!

  • Every school applying for the Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence now has the opportunity to land a place on the SIC Honor Roll
  • SICs earning 85 out of 100 points in Level One of the competition will be recognized as Honor Roll SICs.
  • Honor Roll SICs will receive a special certificate from SC-SIC acknowledging their outstanding effort in building an effective School Improvement Council.
  • Up to 20 Honor Roll SICs will be chosen as semi-finalists for the Riley Award.

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