- “The choice for The SCEA members was clear. Lisa Ellis is an authentic advocate and ally to fight for students, families, and educators."
- The SCEA PAC voted unanimously to make this important endorsement.
- The SCEA calls on all educators and supporters of public education to unite to elect Lisa Ellis in November
On Wednesday at The SCEA Headquarters, The South Carolina Education Association (The SCEA) President Sherry East announced that The SCEA has voted to endorse Lisa Ellis for the 2022 South Carolina State Superintendent race.
“We’re gathered at The SCEA’s historic headquarters. Two groups of teachers once divided by race bought this land together and built this building to serve as their home base as they forged a new path to deliver on the promise of public education for all students,” said The SCEA President Sherry East. “Today we recall that historic moment as South Carolina educators unite to fight for the future of public schools and for the education that South Carolina students deserve.”
The SCEA Fund for Children & Public Education (The SCEA FCPE) is a Political Action Committee (PAC) established and funded by members of The SCEA to recommend and support public education champions for local, state, and federal office. No dues dollars enter the PAC and all donations made to the PAC are voluntarily made by members of The SCEA. The PAC recommendation process is member-driven, and candidates running for The SCEA-PAC-recommended office have the opportunity to seek the recommendation of The SCEA-PAC. Prior to earning The SCEA’s endorsement, Lisa Ellis completed a candidate questionnaire and participated in a screening interview with members of The SCEA serving on the PAC committee.
“The choice for The SCEA members was clear. Lisa Ellis is an authentic advocate and ally to fight for students, families, and educators. That is why the PAC voted unanimously to make this important endorsement,” said East. “Lisa was born and raised in South Carolina and has valuable experience serving students from the front lines of our public schools. We call on all educators and supporters of public education to unite to elect the candidate who is not only the most qualified but who will do the most good for all South Carolina students and school staff.”
The SCEA is the only professional association in South Carolina working with all educator advocacy groups and public education advocates in a coalition to elect champions of public education like Lisa Ellis. If you would like more information on endorsed candidates as endorsements are made and information on the upcoming election, check out The SCEA Votes site at www.thescea.org/votes.