The new SECC South Carolina State Liaison, Dr. Ursula Hill, was introduced to the South Carolina Department of Education representative Dr. Jennifer Morrison. The SCDE has experienced some transition in that there are several new hires in director positions throughout the agency. The former Director of School Transformation, Dr. Jennifer Morrison, is currently the chief strategy officer, which is a new position. Her vacancy led to a new Director of School Transformation, Dr. Latoya Dixon. SECC staff members met with the chief strategy officer for a preliminary Year 5 planning meeting in which the Year 4 work plan was reviewed and the Year 5 key areas were identified. A follow-up Year 5 planning meeting was held with directors from SCDE. This collaboration resulted in requested support from SECC in the following areas: low- performing schools, SCDE internal systems, educator effectiveness, early childhood, and personalized learning. Various types of support will include training, consultations, collecting and analyzing data, scanning policies, and providing resources and materials. SECC also will provide support with onboarding newly hired school improvement coaches slated for an October implementation.