PICKENS — Angela Weisner was one of 10 educators who participated in Strategies for Teacher Advancement and Renewal (STAR) at Seabrook Island.
STAR is a bi-annual reward and recognition program for outstanding South Carolina veteran teachers sponsored by the Foundation for Professional Development and Palmetto State Teachers Association. The event was held April 13 through April 17.
Weisner was selected for STAR through a competitive application process. Weisner, a Literacy Coach/reading teacher, teaches at Pickens County Career & Technology Center. She is employed by the School District of Pickens County.
More than 500 educators have participated in STAR since 1994. The program was started by Palmetto State Teachers Association to enhance the teachers’ commitment to the education profession and to provide them with opportunities for personal and professional growth.
STAR teachers are selected through a state-wide application process. The five-day retreat is funded by corporate contributions through the Foundation for Professional Development.