McCloy Presents at Annual Meeting of South Carolina Educators

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HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Oct. 10, 2011 – Coker College Assistant Professor of Education Sandra McCloy will lead a roundtable discussion on bullying at the annual South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators (SCATE) Conference on Oct. 14-15 at Francis Marion University.

McCloy has done extensive research on possible causes of bullying and is conducting a correlational study that investigates the relationship of social development and problem-solving in bullying situations in grades four to seven.

At the conference, she will also present a poster session on Hartsville’s new Partners for Unparalleled Local Scholastic Excellence initiative, highlighting Coker’s collaborative role with Yale University’s Comer School Development Program and the Darlington County School District.  In this initiative, Dr. McCloy will assist in data collection and analysis for the four schools participating in the program.

Earlier this year, McCloy was appointed to the SCATE board, which she serves as co-chair of the public relations committee. This two-year committee appointment involves advancing the mission and image of SCATE across South Carolina and beyond. In addition to developing and distributing print materials, web-based content, and various marketing tools, McCloy also plays a key role in organizing the annual conference and reviewing SCATE’s bylaws for alignment with its national parent, the Association of Teacher Educators.

McCloy received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida, her master’s degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and her doctorate from the University of South Carolina.

SCATE is committed to the improvement of teacher education in South Carolina.  It promotes excellence in the preparation of teachers, both for today and tomorrow, through a continuing program of conferences and workshops, networking opportunities, awards for excellence in education, and publications in the state.  At the regional and national level, SCATE works in collaboration with other organizations to promote and enhance positive change in the profession.



Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.


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