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Upstate School Addressing Teacher Shortage

Dr. Laura Reynolds
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio
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With the state and nation experiencing a serious teacher shortage, one Upstate college is working on new ways to alleviate that situation.

Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Laura Reynolds, USC Upstate’s Dean of the School of Education, Human Performance, and Health in Spartanburg, SC.

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After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.