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Improving Schools Through E-Learning

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For years, our state has struggled to find ways to improve its overall performance among our K-12 public schools.  Our next guest’s organization has helped to create an e-learning website to further that effort which won the 2019 Innovision Community Service award.

Mike Switzer interviews Catherine Schumacher, president and CEO of Public Education Partners Greenville County in Greenville, SC. 

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.