Edward Anderson | Responding to Poverty in America’s Schools

Children of poverty, when met with strategy and intervention, can be as successful and productive as their non-impoverished peers; but in order to sustain change, we must align shared values. By working collaboratively with community partners and providing students and their families with access to a school-based health clinic, mental health services, summer learning opportunities, classroom instruction focused on the increase of leadership skills; incredible gains have been recognized.


Edward is the Principal of Tanglewood Middle School in Greenville County. With 11 years in working in education focused on high poverty schools, Edward has become an advocate for bringing kids out of poverty.

  • Middle School Principal
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of South Carolina
  • Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Doctoral Degree in Edcational Leadership and Technology
  • Mentor for Goodwill Goodguides organization
  • 11 year career working in education and communities of poverty
  • Post and Courier Minimally Adequate Education panelist – alongside former governor and secretary of education Dick Riley
  • Recently worked alongside the United Way of Greenville’s campaign to shed light on poverty in Greenville
  • Member of the Young Philanthropists or YP council of Greenville
  • 2017 Recipient of the Talented Tenth Award
  • 2019 Recipient of Urban League’s Xanthene Norris Educational Achievement Awar

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