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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.

  • The top six finalists for HCS 2025 Rookie Teacher of the Year were announced on Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

    They are as follows:

    • De'Asia Linnen - Aynor Elementary
    • Zachary Lane - Conway High
    • Liz Whaley - Socastee Elementary
    • Tristan Moffitt - Socastee Middle
    • Renea Urbaniak - Socastee High
    • Candace Johnson - Whittemore Park Middle

     

We had a great time surprising our Top 6 Finalists for Rookie Teacher of the Year on the morning of April 23! Check out the video and visit our Rookie Teacher of the Year page for more info.

2023 - 2024 Rookie Teachers of the Year

  • 2023-2024 School-Level Rookie Teachers of the Year

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