The South Carolina Early Childhood Association (SCECA) has announced it will honor and recognize the work of Jackson Creek Elementary School principal Dr. Sabina Mosso-Taylor at its annual conference. Dr. Mosso-Taylor will receive the Kevin Swick Family & School Community Partnership Award that comes with a check for $250 and a certificate, and the Honorary Jeanne Greene Administrator’s Award for her work with children and families throughout her career. Both awards will be presented at the SCECA Conference February 2-4, 2023 in Myrtle Beach.
Kevin J. Swick was a Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Department of Instruction and Teacher Education at the University of South Carolina – Columbia. Dr. Swick is remembered as a pioneer in the early childhood field. He encouraged Dr. Mosso-Taylor to pursue a doctorate in early childhood education.
“To receive this award in his name is truly an honor because for the past 35 years my work has centered on children, families, and communities. I am deeply committed to ensuring equitable opportunities for all children, and working with families and communities is essential in that regard. It takes all of us working together to ensure the best environments for our young children,” said Dr. Mosso-Taylor. “I am equally humbled and honored to have been awarded the Jeanne Greene Administrator’s Award. I accept this award not only for me but for all of the amazing faculty, staff, families, and community who have worked with me in this endeavor.”
For more than 20 years, Dr. Mosso-Taylor worked with the Richland Two Child Development Program as a special education teacher, regular education teacher, curriculum specialist and as the program’s lead teacher. Prior to becoming principal at Jackson Creek, she was the principal at the Center for Achievement magnet program. Earlier this month, the American Consortium for Equity in Education named Dr. Mosso-Taylor a Champion of Equity in their School Leadership award category.
Dr. Mosso-Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary and special education from the University of Tennessee at Martin, and a master’s and doctorate in early childhood from the University of South Carolina. She is also National Board Certified.