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  • Emma Lyn Cain, HCS 2024 Teacher Of The Year

  • As a former Pee Dee Elementary student, the child of a PDE teacher, and now a PDE teacher herself, Emma Lyn Cain is a PDE Busy Bee through and through. She has a bachelors in early childhood education and a master's in educational leadership, both from Coastal Carolina University. Emma Lyn loves being able to give back to the community she grew up in and wants her students to feel as loved and at home while at school as she did and still does.


  • 2024 Teacher of the Year Top 5 Finalists

  • 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year Top Ten Semifinalists

  • 2022-2023 School-Level Teachers

  • 2023 HCS Teacher of the Year Renee Atkinson

  • 2023 Teacher of the Year Top 5 Finalists

  • 2021-2022 Top 10 Teachers of the Year Semifinalist

  • 2021-2022 School-Level Teachers of the Year



About Horry County Schools

  • Horry County Schools is inspiring possibilities for student success through a broad range of unique teaching and learning opportunities.

    Horry (pronounced O-Ree) County Schools is made up of 56 schools within nine attendance areas: Aynor, Carolina Forest, Conway, Green Sea Floyds, Loris, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Socastee, and St. James. Horry County Schools has more than 45,000 students and is South Carolina’s third-largest school district.