DCSD announces finalists for District Teacher of the Year

DCSD announces finalists for District Teacher of the Year
Posted on 08/31/2016
Teacher of the YearDARLINGTON, S.C. -- Darlington County School District (DCSD) announced the five finalists for the 2016-17 District Teacher of the Year award today. These peer-selected teachers serve on the district’s Teacher Forum and Leadership Council, acting as teacher leaders and advisers for the district. From these 23 teachers, five are chosen as finalists or “Honor Roll Teachers.”

The five finalists are:

• Jessie Addison, first grade, St. John’s Elementary School, Darlington

• Kimberly Edgerton, kindergarten, Cain Elementary School, Darlington

• Hannah Hanlin, second grade, Pate Elementary School, Darlington

• Michelle Greene, Math, Lamar High School, Lamar

• Ellen Oldland, fourth grade, Thornwell School For The Arts, Hartsville

The finalists will face a panel of judges composed of the current District Teacher of the Year, business leaders, and district staff. The judges will interview the finalists and review videotapes of the teachers working with students in their classrooms. The 2016-17 Darlington County School District Teacher of the Year will be named at the annual Teacher of the Year Banquet later this month.

The 2016-17 School Teachers of the Year are:

• Shanita Godfrey, fifth grade, Brockington Elementary Magnet School

• Brittany Johnson, fifth grade, Brunson-Dargan Elementary School

• Kimberly Edgerton, kindergarten, Cain Elementary School

• Sarah Andrews, exceptional education, Carolina Elementary School

• Dennis Johnson, auto mechanics, Darlington County Institute of Technology

• Col. Johnny Pierce, JROTC, Darlington County Intervention School

• Blaire Goodson, English, Darlington High School

• Aisha Pendergrass, Math, Darlington Middle School

• Kari Wilcox, English, Hartsville High School

• Sara Douglas, Science, Hartsville Middle School

• Tina Dinkins, first grade, Lamar Elementary School

• Michelle Greene, Math, Lamar High School

• Christopher Pietrzak, Physical Education, Mayo High School for Math, Science & Technology

• Brianna “Bree” Spivey, third grade, North Hartsville Elementary School

• Hanna Hanlin, second grade, Pate Elementary School

• Leslie Starling, first grade, Rosenwald Elementary/Middle School

• Brittanie Tyson, kindergarten, Southside Early Childhood Center

• Shydara Campbell, third grade, Spaulding Elementary School

• Christa Henderson, English/Language Arts, Spaulding Middle School

• Jessie Addison, first grade, St. John’s Elementary School

• Ellen Oldland, fourth grade, Thornwell School for the Arts

• Jordan Weatherford, first grade, Washington Street Elementary School

• Scott Bullard, Music, West Hartsville Elementary School