Principal Dr. Wally Baird and Cindy Helling visit a classroom.
Principal for a Day is a special annual event held in December for business and civic executives. The event is a collaborative effort of the Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester Two and Four school districts together with The Education Foundation and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. The goal of this event is to bring together the best talent from businesses and schools for mutual benefit.
Cindy Helling, executive director of Select Health of South Carolina, shadowed Dr. Wally Baird, principal at Knightsville Elementary School in Summerville, S.C. They spent the day visiting classrooms and meeting with school leaders.
Dr. Kirt Caton, medical director at Select Health of South Carolina, shadowed Jimmy Huskey, principal at Goose Creek High School in Goose Creek, S.C.. They also spent the day visiting classrooms and meeting with school leaders.
John McFadden, director of data and technical services at Select Health of South Carolina, shadowed Sherry Peterson, principal at Murray-LaSaine Elementary School on James Island in Charleston, S.C. They spent the day visiting classrooms, mentoring students, meeting with PTO members and other school leaders, as well as participating in a fire drill.
ABOUT SELECT HEALTH
Incorporated in 1995, Select Health was licensed as a Health Maintenance Organization by the South Carolina Department of Insurance in 1996. Later that year, the company contracted with the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to offer First Choice, the state’s oldest and largest health plan for Healthy Connections, South Carolina’s Medicaid program. First Choice currently serves more than 278,000 members in all 46 counties.
Select Health is dedicated to providing access to high quality health care. First Choice by Select Health is the highest nationally ranked health plan for Healthy Connections at #40 on the National Committee of Quality Assurance’s (NCQA's) Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2013-2014. (Note: The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) uses other criteria for evaluating and ranking the performance of health plans serving Medicaid beneficiaries. To view these results, please visit www.scdhhs.gov/reports-statistics). Select Health also holds NCQA’s Multicultural Health Care Distinction
Select Health is a wholly-owned member of AmeriHealth Caritas, one of the nation's leaders in health care solutions for the underserved, which serves nearly 5 million members nationwide.