Meet Joel Picher: Nurturing Minds and Virtues at SC Prep

At The South Carolina Preparatory School, exceptional educators like Joel Picher embody our commitment to providing a dynamic and enriching online learning experience in our tuition-free public charter school. As an esteemed faculty member, Mr. Picher plays a pivotal role in shaping students’ educational journey in grades 6-12, imparting knowledge, values, and a passion for learning far beyond the virtual classroom.

Mr. Picher is a dedicated English teacher. With a wealth of teaching experience, Mr. Picher brings a unique perspective to the virtual learning environment. Before joining SC Prep, he spent a decade in brick-and-mortar high school English classrooms in both North and South Carolina. His background has equipped him with invaluable insights into the evolving education landscape.

Mr. Picher’s transition to online teaching at SC Prep marked a turning point in his career, one that he describes as “rewarding and rejuvenating.” He recognizes that our school’s Classical foundations offer a distinctive approach to education, introducing students to the time-honored structure of the Trivium and the cultivation of Virtues. This approach addresses the deficits often seen in mainstream educational settings and fosters an environment where students can thrive and grow according to their needs, all from the comfort of their homes.

Mr. Picher firmly believes that our school stands out for its commitment to Classical ideals and virtues, a rarity in today’s educational landscape. Moreover, the unity among school staff and teachers in embracing these principles sets SC Prep apart as a community dedicated to the holistic development of students.

For Mr. Picher, the transition to SC Prep has allowed him to focus more on his students and created a more conducive and concentrated teaching environment. He is grateful for the opportunity to prioritize academic growth and nurture virtues and character in the next generation.

Joel Picher embodies the essence of SC Prep—a place where educators are empowered to inspire and students are encouraged to excel academically and morally. Join us at SC Prep, where the pursuit of knowledge and the cultivation of character go hand in hand under the guidance of exceptional teachers like Mr. Picher.

About SC Prep

The South Carolina Preparatory Leadership School (SC Prep) is a tuition-free, online public charter school serving students in grades 6-12 across South Carolina. Combining traditional education with innovation, we offer a rigorous curriculum and experienced teachers.  We empower our students to collaborate, problem-solve and think critically; skills necessary for success in college and the 21st century. Our tight-knit community fosters meaningful relationships and supports flexibility in learning, ensuring that every student’s needs are met on their journey toward academic achievement and personal growth. Join us for tradition, innovation, and excellence!