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Spotlight: Trevor Ivey

After USC Sumter? A Master's Degree from Harvard University

Trevor graduated from USC Sumter in 2004 and 2006 with an Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Ed, Magna Cum Laude, respectively. While on campus, Trevor was very involved both academically and socially and was one of only 50 students nationwide to win the National Dean’s List scholarship.

He went on to earn a master’s degree from Lesley University, a master’s degree from Harvard University and an Education Specialist degree from South Carolina State University.

Trevor taught at High Hills and Cherryvale Elementary Schools before moving to Massachusetts to attend Harvard. Upon his return, he was employed at Alice Drive Middle School. He also taught math at Sumter County Adult Education and sixth-grade science at Achievement First in New York City. He was named the Sumter School District Teacher of the Year for 2012-13 and represented the district in the South Carolina Teacher of the Year Competition.

Trevor was the Assistant Principal of Alice Drive Middle, a Nationally Certified STEM School, and adjunct professor at USC Upstate. He was named a 2016-17 South Carolina EPFP Fellow, and was a 2016 National Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Finalist.

Currently Trevor is the principal of Willow Drive Elementary and is enrolled in a doctoral program.

Trevor's advice to current USC Sumter students is "purposefully connect with others who choose to dream, collaborate and achieve!"