Cherlyn Anderson, Education Specialist
Email: canderson @ s2temsc .org
Phone: (803) 917-7062
Cherlyn G. Anderson has served as an Education Specialist with S²TEM Centers SC since August 2008, developing and delivering professional development experiences and providing instructional and leadership support to schools and districts.
Mrs. Anderson taught middle level science, English Language Arts, and robotics in Lexington County School District Four prior to joining S²TEM Centers SC. While in Lexington Four she wrote over $500K in grants, including two Technology Literacy Challenge Fund grants which she managed and implemented as Lexington Four's Instructional Technology Coordinator. She has participated in several NASA initiatives, was a trainer for the JASON Project, and completed two South Carolina Reading Initiatives programs. For the past two years, her work has focused on supporting ELA, Social Studies, and Science teachers as they implement the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects. She is also supporting districts as they begin to implement the new South Carolina Academic Standards and Performance Indicators for Science.
Her most recent professional learning has involved completing a Google Apps e-course and a PBS Teacherline course, “Digital Tools for Innovative Learning.” In this course, focused on the “iGeneration” student, she has learned how to integrate blogs, wikis, websites and other digital tools into blended and flipped classrooms.
During the 2007-08 academic year, Mrs. Anderson was an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow in the Informal Science Education Program at the National Science Foundation. In 2011, she served on the Literacy SC panel as a member of the Adolescent Literacy workgroup. During her career, Mrs. Anderson has received numerous awards and honors including the Milken National Educator Award; an Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowship for a single gender (girls) STEM initiative; a Christa McAuliffe Teacher Fellowship for a district wide science, inquiry, and literacy initiative; and was named 1997 Lexington Four Teacher of the Year.