Meet Your Take Action SC Educators

Action in the Classroom – 5th grade, 7th grade and High School

  • “Action in the Classroom for Fifth Grade” provides an overview of recycling in South Carolina specifically tailored for fifth-grade students. It covers the basics of what happens when you throw something away, the 3 R’s — reduce, reuse and recycle — as well as lessons about buying recycled.
  • “Action in the Classroom for Seventh Grade” leads seventh-grade student through identifying and conserving natural resources, groundwater and energy, and gives an overview of recycling in South Carolina. From investigating what we throw away to thinking about how we can save renewable and non-renewable resources, students are given practical, hands-on lessons to help them get the facts they need to think for themselves, form opinions, make decisions and take action.
  • “Action in the Classroom for High School Environmental Science” provides South Carolina-specific support to the environmental science high school course curriculum focusing on relevant environmental issues — including solid waste (reduction and recycling), air and water.

To schedule an educator to present lessons for your fifth-grade, seventh-grade or high school classroom or a virtual learning experience email your county’s educator. Find out more about our educators below.

Janice Allen

Aiken, Calhoun, Clarendon, Florence, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland and Sumter counties

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Anita Mende

Dillon, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro and Williamsburg counties

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Kris Abell

Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens and Saluda counties

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Stephanie O’Rourke

Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Darlington, Fairfield, Lancaster, Spartanburg, Union and York counties

Contact Stephanie at

Angie Perry

(temporary coverage)

Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties

Contact Angie at


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Check out our YouTube video about Reducing Waste in SC from your presenters!