• HCS Tech innovators HCS Tech Innovators

    The HCS Tech Innovator of the Month award is an award given to teachers for the innovative use of educational technology in classrooms. Recipients are recognized each month at the Elementary, Middle and High school level and are pioneers of new learning strategies and educational technology in their classrooms. They embrace Personalized Learning as an instructional model that allows them to better differentiate learning for their students.These educators embody a growth mindset and believe their students can accomplish great things with technology in their classroom.

    Individuals recognized as Tech Innovator of the Month consistently include the personalized learning core five in their classroom:

    • Digital Content & Tools  • Targeted Instruction  • Creative Opportunities  • Collaborative Opportunities • Student Ownership •

    We are proud to recognize these educators who personalize learning through innovative teaching! Congratulations!

  • December Winners

  • Burgess Elementary

    burgess-e Bianca Bashor — First Grade Teacher

    Bianca does a tremendous job offering students creative opportunities to learn with technology and fostering computational thinking with coding in her classroom along with helping her peers become familiar with coding tools.

    Burgess Elementary

    burgess Traci Satterfield — Media Specialist

    Traci has helped turn her learning commons into a hands-on, creative space with the use of Makerspaces, virtual reality, and coding tools! 

    Myrtle Beach Middle

    rebecca Rebecca Meyers — ELA Teacher

    Along with being an excellent teacher, Rebecca mentors other teachers in regards to personalized learning. She always plays a critical role in Myrtle Beach Middle’s Genius Hour.

    Green Sea Floyds High

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    Thomas Bennett — Art teacher
    Thomas takes art class to the next level by incorporating innovative technologies for students to experience and grow. Mr. Bennett is a huge advocate for digital portfolios and provides his students with several opportunities to be creative and reflect on their learning process.


     

     
  • November Winners

  • Green Sea Floyds ElementaryGSF Elementary

    Kandis Tucker — 3rd-grade Teacher

    Kandis provides engaging experiences for students and is a leader in her grade level, but also within the school. Ms. Tucker strives to personalize learning for students using technology.

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  • October winners

  • River Oaks ElementaryElizabeth Couch

    Elizabeth Couch — Elementary Teacher

    Elizabeth creates opportunities for student ownership through digital integration and opens her classrooms to other educators to share best practices.

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  • Aynor Middle Aynor Middle

    Caitlyn Bledsoe — 7th-grade Science Teacher

    Caitlyn strives to use technology to inspire and engage not only her students but other teachers at AMS and throughout the district with student ownership as her focus.

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  • Black Water MiddleRebecca Crute


    Rebecca Crute — Media Specialist
    Rebecca is always using technology to engage and inspire students to read. She actively models and shares her ideas with teachers and other HCS Media Specialists.

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  • North Myrtle Beach HighNorth Myrtle Beach

    Jennifer Wells — Read 180 Teacher

    Jennifer always demonstrates a growth mindset and her passion to reach all children has no limits. She is a pioneer with Blended Learning at her building and is always willing to learn, share and experiment.

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  • AASTEvan Sellers


    Evan Sellers — AP Human Geography Teacher
    Evan is always eager to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects and his students were recently involved in a Mapathon using open source mapping.
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    September Winners

  • St. James Elementary

    Lynn Quinn

    Lynn Quinn
    Ms. Quinn is a special education teacher at St. James Elementary. She makes every effort to provide innovative experiences for all students with the use of digital devices.

     

    Conway Middle School

    Tangie Hammel

    Tangie Hammel
    Tangie Hammel is a Social Studies teacher at Conway Middle School. She does amazing things with digital notebooking tool for her students and she is always willing to help her peers.

    Myrtle Beach High

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    Towanda McClary
    Towanda McClary, of Myrtle Beach High, constantly pushes her students to create and design within her Google Apps courses. Ms. McClary also presents PD throughout the summer on ways to incorporate coding into the HS classroom.