About MSCI

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Photo of Margaret Sue CopenhaverThe Margaret Sue Copenhaver Institute for Teaching and Learning was initially funded in September 1999 by the Hanes family to honor their sister and aunt, Margaret Sue Copenhaver. The Institute celebrates Ms. Copenhaver's commitment to educating children and instilling in them a love of reading. The first annual Institute opened on June 26, 2000. In October 2001, MSCI was given the Innovation in Teacher Education Award for its cutting-edge approach to professional development.