2017-2018 SCACTE 

  Special Needs Division Officers  

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Left to Right:

Randy Evans, SCACTE Membership Chair (revans@richlandone.org)

Cheryl Roycroft, President (cheryl.roycroft@richlandone.org)

Marcelle Boland, Sec/Treas. (rmboland@gmail.com)

Mike Yelton, Past President (yelton54@aol.com)

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Paige Griffin, President Elect (

We had a wonderful Education and Business Summit. Hope you were able to attend. 

The Special Pops Division met at the Business Summit to elect a president for the 2018 - 2019 term.  We have elected Paige Griffin.  She is a teacher in the Victory Program in the Richland One School district.  Cheryl Roycroft, past president, took over the duties of president for the 2017 - 2018 term because the president-elect could not fulfill the duties at this time. We were happy to discuss the new initiative from the SC Dept. of Education in offering an alternative diploma for students who are not on the SC diploma track.  It will be an Occupational Diploma. I plan on getting more information when it becomes available.  We will keep in touch as the months go by and will meet again as a division at next year's summit.

Our SCSN Teacher of the Year: Cheryl Roycroft

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SCSN Administrator of the Year: Tana Lee

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Carl Perkins Community Service Award: Helen Margaret Register

Please invite others to join SCACTE and consider being a member of the Special Needs Division.

Everyone working in education works with special needs students.  Please consider joining our division. 

Members of the Special Needs Division are professionals working with individuals who have special learning needs. These include youth and adults who face challenges such as: academic and/or economic disadvantages/disabilities; limited English proficiency; current or past incarceration; long-term unemployment or underemployment; teenage pregnancy and parenthood; lack of education (dropouts or dropout risks); and non-traditional students.

 Career and technical special populations personnel provide the training, services and/or extra resources essential for these individuals to have equal access to education and training for successful participation in a competitive workforce.

 The Special Needs/Populations Section strives to develop professional attitudes and standards; offer services that will provide, maintain, extend and expand quality career-technical programs and services; act as a clearing house for the dissemination of new ideas and research; promote professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and institutions concerned with learners with special needs.