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Rookie Teacher of the Year

  • The Rookie Teacher of the Year program is designed to recognize and celebrate teachers within the first three years of their careers and improve teacher retention by celebrating success early in their careers. Rookie Teacher of the Year school honorees are nominated by their school principals for their professionalism in providing quality instruction and meeting the needs of all students. Five finalists will be chosen from school nominees, and the HCS Rookie Teacher of the Year will be recognized in May 2024.

2023-2024 School-Level Rookie Teachers of the Year

  • Academy for Technology  and Academics Raven Ingram
    Academy for the Arts, Science & Technology Stephen Sodano
    Aynor Elementary De'Asia Linnen
    Aynor Middle Mary Morgan
    Black Water Middle Steven Luse
    Carolina Forest Elementary Linette Watkins
    Carolina Forest High Richie Hawley
    Conway High Zachary Lane
    Conway Middle Patricia Fraiser
    Daisy Elementary Christina Skipper
    Forestbrook Middle Lilly Anderson
    Green Sea Floyds Elementary Anna Harris
    Homewood Elementary Caylee Stack
    Kingston Elementary Courtney Collins
    Lakewood Elementary Andrew Cox
    Loris Elementary Cayla Mishoe
    Loris High Erin Gleason Coughlin
    Loris Middle Jason Reddick
    Myrtle Beach High Angel-Inez Feschuk
    Myrtle Beach Middle Jordan Bailey
    Myrtle Beach Primary Ilenne De Los Santos
    North Myrtle Beach High Ryan Dinant
    North Myrtle Beach Middle Miranda Ruppe
    Ocean Bay Elementary Janette Lopez
    Ocean Bay Middle Tyler Woodson
    Palmetto Bays Elementary Cecilia Vargo
    Pee Dee Elementary Michaela James
    River Oaks Elementary Jordyn Walkup
    Riverside Elementary Haley Schnupp
    Socastee Elementary Liz Whaley
    Socastee High Renea Urbaniak
    Socastee Middle Tristan Moffitt
    South Conway Elementary Hope Harper
    St. James Elementary Gianna Messina
    St. James High Anna Cavin
    St. James Intermediate Erin  Lynch
    St. James Middle Jackie Leclerc
    Ten Oaks Middle Rachel Rollins
    Waccamaw Elementary Nyeisha Robinson
    Whittemore Park Middle Candace Johnson

2022-2023 Rookie Teachers of the Year

  • 2024 Rookie Teacher of the Year - Sarah Beth Spears

  • 2024 HCS Rookie Teacher of the Year Top 5 Finalists

  • 2022-2023 School Level Rookie Teachers of the Year

2021-2022 Rookie Teachers of the Year

  • HCS 2023 Rookie Teacher of the Year - Mr. Alexis Del Castillo

  • Top 5 Rookie Teacher of the Year Finalists

  • 2021-2022 School-Level Rookie Teachers of the Year

2020-2021 Rookie Teachers of the Year

  • The 2021 HCS Rookie Teacher of the Year

  • 2021 Top 5 Rookie Teacher of the Year Finalists

  • 2020-21 School-Level Teachers of the Year

2019-2020 Rookie Teachers of the Year

  • 2021 Rookie Teacher of the Year Top 5 Finalists

  • 2019-2020 Rookie Teachers of the Year