Starting a new career
For weeks, teachers across the Upstate have been preparing to return to the classroom. First-year and experienced teachers alike have started lesson plans and gone shopping. That includes McKinsey Payne, a 2015 Furman graduate who will be a first-year teacher at Inman Intermediate School. Payne, who graduated with a degree in education, also will work toward her master’s degree in literacy while she teaches. The Spartanburg Herald-Journal profiled Payne and other area teachers as the school year was about to begin.