Platinum Sponsors ($5,000)


As visionaries, we are looking toward the future while remaining committed to the core mission behind our founding — fostering lifelong learners. As educators, our purpose is to develop instruction and resources proven to provide every learner with a pathway to success in school and life. By working with teachers, parents, community leaders, and field experts, HMH®continues to remain at the forefront of education. Together, with our customers, we create the fullest expression of what learning can be.

Representative Odell Taylor


At PCG, we help schools, school districts, and state education agencies strengthen their performance, streamline their operations, and improve their programs and instruction—so that all students have what they need to succeed.

Representative Chy Davidson


We founded TeachTown with one clear mission: To improve the academic, behavioral, and adaptive functioning of students with disabilities. Teachers, parents, and clinicians need proven tools and strategies that can help them meet educational goals and increase every child’s intellectual and social functioning.


Changing your narrative requires big ideas, bold transformation, and the desire to lean forward into what's next. Helping you develop those big and bold ideas worth rallying around is what gets us up in the morning. Rhodes Branding was born out of a belief that every student should be proud of where they go to school. When you partner with us, that original belief and vision are kept at the forefront of our work together. To know where we’re going together, we dive deep into where you’ve been and develop a roadmap to help you change the narrative and ensure your long-term success.

TPG Cultural Exchange

TPG provides qualified, certified, English-speaking teachers in high-need subject areas. TPG trains, transports, and tracks the teachers, who come from a number of countries with a strong desire to teach in America. TPG takes care of all the details as the J-1 Visa sponsor, making it easier for both the incoming teachers and the schools doing the hiring. Everyone wins. Students win by learning materials while absorbing cultural differences. Schools win by adding a minority mix to their faculty that looks more like their student population. Teachers win by gaining a valuable experience and sharing lessons learned. Districts win by filling vacancies without additional cost.

Gold Sponsors ($2,000)


Scholastic is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, connecting educators and families through accessibility, engagement, and expertise. We are a leading provider of literacy curriculum, professional services, and classroom magazines, and a producer of educational and popular children’s media. Scholastic is currently in 115,000 schools, reaching 3.8 million educators, 54 million students, and 78 million parents/caregivers domestically.


Our mission at M. B. Kahn is to build more than a facility. We want to build long-term relationships, to team with our clients, to guide them through the building experience, and to ensure that their vision becomes a reality. We want to be your partner in bringing your goals to life.

Representative Margaret Rush


Letterland has been bringing literacy to life for over 50 years. We've published hundreds of titles that have sold in their millions around the world. Today we sell in 111 countries and our award-winning books and software are helping countless young children to learn how to read, write and spell!


At Zaner-Bloser, we share a common purpose and a passion for learning. We are proud to provide research-based, classroom-proven literacy solutions that target foundational skills development. Our mission to help children become their best selves is fully integrated in everything we do.

Voorhees College Center of Excellence for Educator Preparation and Innovation

Voorhees College is a private historically black liberal arts institution affiliated with the Episcopal church, whose mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God.

Silver Sponsors ($1,000)

Halligan Mahoney & Williams

Halligan Mahoney & Williams, P.A., is a mid-sized law firm committed to providing high quality, responsive, and cost-efficient legal services. We proudly serve all of South Carolina from our Columbia office next to the State Capitol and South Carolina Supreme Court, but more frequently may be found at work in communities of every size from the Upstate to the Low country and all points between.

White and Story Attorneys at Law

White & Story, L.L.C. is proudly owned by two South Carolina natives, and we consider ourselves an extension of the clients we serve; that is, our attorneys work together as a team to provide the best services to our clients to improve education and employment in our state. Together, our attorneys – each with their own diverse backgrounds, leadership, and skills – provide the legal advice, education, and knowledge that our clients require to meet their own individual needs for success both inside and outside of a courtroom. We are committed to assisting each of our clients with a variety of legal needs, ranging a broad spectrum including education and employment matters. One of our primary goals is to work with our clients to prevent litigation; however, when those matters arise, our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to effectively and zealously defend our clients and advocate for their best interests. White & Story offers various cost-effective services, demonstrating our dedication to our practice and our clients. Each attorney at the firm is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

The Quest Zone

Your child’s success story begins here. Programs at The Quest Zone are both engaging and enriching, providing each student with the resources and support system that they need to empower them to reach new levels of success. Each program is carefully constructed to be both a catalyst for creativity and a driver of determination. We masterfully capture the imaginations of each learner and develop an innate ability for them to tackle whatever comes their way. It’s time for your learner to enter The Quest Zone.

Kelly Education

At Kelly Education, we believe TALENT is the key to facing the challenges inherent in our education system. We’re the trusted source for education talent solutions, serving thousands of organizations and millions of students across the United States for more than 20 years. From substitute educators to school nurses, our innovative workforce solutions are designed to address all areas of your organization—when and where you need it. Every year, we place more than 4 million education roles, including 300,000+ non-instructional positions, across all levels of the education system. Through rigorous vetting and ongoing professional development, we ensure our partners always have access to superior candidates they can trust. When you work with Kelly Education, our goals are your goals. We bring you best practices in talent engagement, cost savings, predictive supply and demand analytics, and more. Let us solve your most complex workforce challenges—both today and in the future—by delivering talent that moves education forward.

Sub Teacher Source

Sub Teacher Source (STS) is a national educational staffing agency connecting high quality substitute teachers to public, private, and charter schools. Our state of the art absence management system makes it easier than ever for schools and substitute teachers to connect for order fulfillment, manage time sheets and substitute payment, and successfully complete required compliance reporting.


When visiting STEPTECH INNOVATION LLC for a paperless solution for your business or personal life. That involves removing the use of physical paper and pen all together. If you own a business and you process your clients using paper and pen or process your finances and contracts through paper and pen. We take your paper and pen process and turn it into a paperless solution by developing a custom application that allows you to be able to conduct business on the go without being in the office in front of a computer.

Curriculum Associates

For 50 years, Curriculum Associates (CA) has been united around one common purpose: to make classrooms better places for teachers and students. In the years since, we've remained driven by this mission, introducing and then constantly improving innovative and exciting products that give every student the chance to succeed. We believe teachers are the essential glue between our programs and classroom success, so we strive to empower them with the tools and resources to accelerate student growth. Together with educators we're making equitable learning programs a reality—raising the bar and making it reachable for all.

South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics

One of the few specialized public residential high schools of its kind, the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) exists to push motivated young learners beyond their perceived levels of academic ability. Founded in 1988 under the leadership of the late Governor Carroll Campbell, GSSM has consistently raised the bar for STEM education in the Palmetto State. GSSM’s two-year residential high school program—as well as its virtual high school program, summer camps, and outreach programs—all invite young people to explore the subjects they love in a diverse, inclusive, and uncommonly supportive academic environment. Here, challenge is viewed as a gateway to opportunity. GSSM students embrace the school’s rigorous approach to education and in so doing begin to realize their full potential.

Western Governors University

As the most student-centric university in the world, WGU goes beyond convention to identify, develop, and implement programs, systems, and technologies that pave the path to opportunity for all.

SC Public Charter School District

Our charter schools are free public schools that are run independently of the local public school district. Our schools are given more flexibility in their finances, personnel, scheduling, curriculum, and instruction than a traditional public district school.

Aiken Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

The Aiken Alumnae Chapter is one of over 950 alumnae and collegiate chapters of Delta Sigma Theta , Incorporated. Members of the Aiken Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority are employed throughout the community or have retired from employment in an array of educational, medical, technical, financial, administrative, scientific, non-profit, insurance, government, and entrepreneurial professions. Our chapter members volunteer their time to collectively implement the programs of Delta Sigma Theta in Aiken and Edgefield Counties as well as at state, regional and national levels of the organization.

Bronze ($500)

Law Offices of Montrio Belton LLC

Headquartered in Rock Hill, SC, the Law Office of Montrio Belton represents clients throughout South Carolina with their criminal, school, and injury legal needs. We are able to provide experience, integrity, and professionalism as we advocate for your unique legal issues.

Aiken (SC) Chapter The Links, Incorporated

On November 9, 1946, Margaret Rosell Hawkins and Sarah Strickland Scott, two young Philadelphia visionaries, co-founded The Links, Incorporated. They invited seven of their friends to join them in organizing a new type of inter-city club. This organizing meeting of The Links was not a spontaneous action. In 1945, Margaret Rosell Hawkins had conceived the idea of a group of clubs composed of friends along the eastern seaboard and had spent many hours with Sarah Strickland Scott in thinking, planning and discussing the possibilities of such an endeavor. The Aiken (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African-Americans and other persons of African-American ancestry. The Aiken (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated was chartered on April 22, 1989.