Program helps get men into teaching

By Julia Sellers| South Carolina Bureau
Monday, January 14, 2008
AIKEN — After two years with an all-male classroom, sixth-grade teacher Eric Lewis says he thinks he’s starting to see where his work makes a difference. storyPhotos();
Annette M. Drowlette/Staff
North Augusta Middle School teacher Eric Lewis looks over 13-year-old Portia Anthony’s essay. Mr. Lewis is a participant in the Call Me MISTER program that recruits male teachers.

As one of 27 black men recruited to teach in Aiken County for the 2005-06 school year, according to state Education Department data, the North Augusta Middle School teacher brought something different to the table for his pupils.

“The male students especially respond to me differently,” he said. “They might talk with me about things that they may feel inappropriate to talk to a female about, or they don’t have a male figure at home they talk with about.


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