Sumter's Home Chapter, NSDAR, encourages new teachers, presents each with book, certificates


Sumter's Home Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented 12 new Sumter School District teachers two $25 gift certificates and a historical novel written and autographed by NSDAR member Sheila Ingle. Ingle is a South Carolina author whose novels help to educate young people about the many contributions made by women during the American Revolution.

NSDAR is a national women's service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism and honoring the patriots of the Revolutionary War. By supporting local teachers, the organization seeks to demonstrate its support for classroom teachers, who are often the first to instill knowledge and love of country in students.

Teacher incentives have become an annual project of Sumter's Home Chapter and are intended to emphasize the importance of literacy in the teaching of history.

New teachers honored by Sumter's Home Chapter this year are Edna Alexander-Stanley, Daniel Hoskins, Catherine Parker, Sashani Ewar, Lisa Reed, Jessica Flowers, Lauren Reese, Mary Jones, Josephine Lim, Brandy Osgood-Burgess, Kimberly McCoy and Julanda Jackson.