Honor Roll Teachers announced
The Florence 1 School District recently announced its four Honor Roll Teachers. The four will serve as finalists for the district’s 2019-20 Teacher of the Year.
The four FS1 Honor Roll Teachers are Valerie Church of McLaurin Elementary School, Katharine Bobbitt, of Royall Elementary School, Susan Bigham of Timrod Elementary School, and Alvinise “Nicole” Scipio of West Florence High School.
Each school’s Teacher of the Year completed and submitted an application packet to the school district. The packet included background information, such as employment history, accomplishments and awards and community involvement. They were also asked to offer a brief explanation of their teaching philosophy, education issues and trends, the teaching profession and what their platform would be if named the S.C. Teacher of the Year.
An outside panel of four selection committee members reviewed the packets and rated each one using specific selection criteria. The teachers whose packets received the highest ratings were named Honor Roll Teachers. Florence
The Teacher of the Year Selection Committee will visit the teachers’ classrooms and will interview the teachers separately at the Florence One Schools Administration Building. Scores will be calculated, and Florence One's Teacher of the Year will be announced by at a later date.
The Florence One Teacher of the Year's name will be submitted to the South Carolina Department of Education, and she will then vie for the title of South Carolina Teacher of the Year, having until December 2019 to complete the South Carolina Department of Education's application packet.
Florence 1’s School Teachers of the Year include: Jeff Murrie, Briggs Elementary; Mary Ellen Baker, Carver Elementary; Danielle O’Neal, Lucy T. Davis Elementary; Julie Shealy, Delmae Elementary; Connie Nettles, Dewey Carter Elementary; Troy Biddy, Florence Career Center; Kim Reynolds, Greenwood Elementary; Melanie Padgett, Lester Elementary; Valerie Church, McLaurin Elementary; Shatoya Mouzon, John W. Moore Intermediate; Lisa Slone, North Vista Elementary; Katharine Bobbitt, Royall Elementary; Jacqueline Farmer, Rush Academy; Hayley Taylor, Savannah Grove Elementary; Susan Bigham, Timrod Elementary; Lowandra Sims, Wallace-Gregg; Vikki Cross, Sneed Middle; Dawn Gray, Southside Middle; Diane Duncan, Williams Middle; Ross Hill, South Florence High; Nicole Scipio, West Florence High; and Jarrod Deas, Wilson High.