• The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold an Early Childhood Development Job Fair from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the college’s New River campus.

Representatives from area businesses and organizations will be on hand to network and talk about career opportunities and hiring needs. Those interested in studying early childhood development and education are invited to attend to learn more about TCL’s associate and certificate programs, how to apply and more about TCL’s free tuition program.

Teachers, daycare managers and other professionals in this field continue to be in demand as workers transfer to other occupations or retire from the workforce. Employment of preschool teachers was projected to grow 18% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The event is free and open to the public.

The New River campus is at 100 Community College Drive in Bluffton.

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Heather Brougham-Cook, an English language arts and social studies teacher at Cross Schools, was selected to attend the World Congress of Teachers July 25-27 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

The Korean War Legacy Foundation (KWLF), sponsored by the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of the Republic of Korea, hosted the annual event. This event serves to honor the sacrifice of our Korean War veterans and the importance of teaching about the war and its legacy in our schools. The conference will engage teachers from across the United States on the history of the war and its significant legacy.

Teachers will actively engage with a new, free curriculum book, “Honoring Sacrifice: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Korean War,” while also attending historic events marking the anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War.

As part of the event, Brougham-Cook will also attend the Korean War Veterans Wall of Remembrance Dedication Ceremony and witness the unveiling of the new memorial with the families of the fallen.

Suzie Hollings has been named interim athletic director of Cross Schools for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Hollings, her husband Robert, and their four daughters have been part of Stingrays Nation for 10 years. For the past five years, she has been teaching fifth grade math and science in addition to coaching girls basketball, softball, and sporting clays for Cross Schools.

Prior to her teaching career, Coach Hollings was a 23-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. She retired as a Sergeant Major, responsible for the physical fitness readiness, training requirements, planning and coordination, logistics, communication, and deployment readiness for a squadron of more than 800 Marines. She has also served as a Marine recruiter and a drill instructor, shaping her interpersonal and motivational skills.

As interim athletic director, she plans to build a top-flight athletic program at Cross Schools based on quality relationships and community connectedness, building a top-flight athletic program at Cross Schools based on quality relationships, community connectedness, and operational effectiveness, while encouraging student-athletes to try things that they haven’t before.