The Turtle Way: Mr. Keane’s Reflections

The Turtle Way: Mr. Keane’s Reflections

I could not be more proud of our upper elementary school scholars here at Meeting Street @Burns. I could go on forever about their academic growth and development as young learners, but their growth and achievement percentiles speak for themselves. Instead, I wanted to focus on the commitments they made...

Supporting Mental Health in Middle School: Our Students Have What It Takes

I couldn’t have imagined the immense mental health obstacles our middle school students face daily. They navigate social media with its constant call to compare or bully. They’ve seen school shutdowns and some have known waves of grief. They face the typical challenges accompanying adolescence. The needs are great, yet...

What It Takes To Earn The National Blue Ribbon

When my family was contemplating relocating five years ago, I searched for education roles online and learned about Meeting Street Academy-Spartanburg.  I had never worked or lived in South Carolina.  I had never heard of Meeting Street Schools.  My home, for my childhood and my decade-long career to-date, had always...

Danielle Washington and the Journey Home to North Charleston: Teaching & Leading at MSS

Over the last 11 years Meeting Street Schools (MSS) has been proud to serve families in the downtown Charleston, North Charleston and Spartanburg communities by providing an excellent school option for students in early childhood and elementary grades. Last year the school network was given the green light by the...

Lynn Sawyer and her 25 Year Journey to Meeting Street Schools

If we were to survey educators around the country to ask them about their why, the reason they decided to become a teacher, the greater majority might respond somewhere along the lines of, I want to make a difference in the lives of children through teaching. While that is often...

Keisha Hawes and Her Journey to Meeting Street Schools

Recently recognized by Women Vision SC as “one of the most extraordinary women around the state,” Keisha Hawes lives up to that statement. Growing up in a farm community in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, Keisha grew up in the countryside with her family as her neighbors. Keisha, however, had different...

Xaviera Thurman and Her Role as a MSE@Brentwood Teacher

“I hope my students know they can truly do whatever they put their mind to. I truly believe in them and I hope they can surpass my faith in them and let the world know how brilliant and bright they are.” Born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Xaviera Thurman...

Shaquira Langley and Her Role as a Pre-K Teacher

“You have to have the ability to pick up and be able to keep going. Most of all, you have to have the passion for the job.” Growing up in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Shaquira Langley is a South Carolina native who joined the MSE@Brentwood team a year ago as...

Shila Wheeler and Her Role as an Operations Specialist

At Meeting Street Schools, we believe in providing an environment that supports educators. Each of our campuses are supplemented with an operations team who work endlessly to make sure their administrators, teachers, and school are taken care of on a day-to-day basis. One of the roles on our operations teams...

How MSAS Music Teacher Larry Lawson Brings the Magic Every Day

“We have one time to reach these children and we have to take advantage of that moment.” Music Teacher, Director of Synergy, always one to go above and beyond Larry Lawson takes advantage of that moment. Originally from Cowpens, SC, Larry grew up in a hometown culture where neighbors are...

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“MSA is a family. Once you’re in, you’re in. They said they would follow our kids from K-3 to college and they actually lived up to what they said they would do. Not only did MSA challenge my daughter academically but it also exposed her to new things that she probably wouldn’t have been exposed to at our previous neighborhood school. Our journey at MSA was exciting and rewarding. They actually walk the walk.”

— Tyeka GrantParent

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“Meeting Street Academy is my family. They taught me that I am valuable. I am an asset to the world…They asked me, ‘What is your dream?’ I had never been asked that before. The MSS community gives me the strength to pursue my dreams.”

— Kadelyn SteedStudent

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“We come into work everyday truly believing that our students are capable of achieving anything that is put in front of them. Here at MSS, students are provided the opportunity to achieve success through the facilitation of well-educated teachers, resources, and a responsive classroom school environment.”

— NikToshia GilesTeacher