The Palmetto School at The Children’s Attention Home

The Palmetto School Mission is to provide individualized education in a safe and nurturing environment that promotes academic and personal growth as well as career and college readiness for at-risk youth who are facing adverse challenges

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Welcome Mr. Austin Dawkins to our Palmetto School board!!

Austin has lived in York County all of his life. He is committed to community,  education, and family. He is married to Carol W. Dawkins, who teaches at York Comprehensive High School and who adjuncts for York Technical College and Winthrop University, so Austin brings first-hand knowledge of all educational experience levels to the board. He has three daughters, Katie Deas, Breanna Tedder, and Valerie Dawkins, and three grandchildren.

A firm believer in volunteer work and service to others, his philosophy is that the most significant impact we can have on our lives is being actively involved in the lives of young people and making sure they have every opportunity to succeed also to thrive.

His desire to help ensure our children have access to the highest quality education led him to serve on the school board in York School District One, and his curiosity about charter schools, along with his passion that equal opportunities be available to all children regardless of the district they live in led him to serve on the Palmetto School Board where he was first appointed in 2021.

In addition to his service to the school, Austin remains active in the community by serving as Chairman of the York YMCA advisory board and helping run the York YMCA soccer program. He also coaches and referees. He is a Document Management Senior Leader at Duke Energy, Catawba Nuclear Station, where he has worked for 40 years.

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Approved 2020-2021 Palmetto School Calendar

2020-2021 Palmetto School Calendar