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HCS announces school-level Teacher of the Year

School-level winners are selected by their peers to represent their school and to be considered for the HCS Teacher of the Year.
HCS announces school-level Teachers of the Year

In Horry County Schools’ annual Teacher of Year recognition program, school-level winners are selected by their peers to represent their school and to be considered for the HCS Teacher of the Year. School-level winners will be recognized at a reception on Thursday, November 9, at the District Office at 3:30 p.m.

School-level Teacher of the Year winners are: Katherine Thompson, the Academy for Arts, Science & Technology; Eric Fry, the Academy for Technology & Academics; Karen Watts, HCS Adult Education; Amanda Hardee, Aynor Elementary School; Kimberley Myers, Aynor High School; Jessica Mourning, Aynor Middle School; Diana Allen, Black Water Middle School; Robin Hutchens, Burgess Elementary School; Melissa White, Carolina Forest Elementary School; Jarod Prol, Carolina Forest High School; Eileen O'Donnell, Conway Elementary School; Steve Parsley, Conway High School; Molly Andrews, Conway Middle School; Angela Rabon, Daisy Elementary School; Jenny Leckey, HCS Early College High School; Debra Whitmer, Forestbrook Elementary School; Jacqueline Novielli, Forestbrook Middle School; Kelly Graham, Green Sea Floyds Elementary School; Tracy Kienast, Green Sea Floyds High School; Jodi Watson, Green Sea Floyds Middle School; Brandi Housand, Homewood Elementary School; Adam Jernigan, Horry County Education Center; Judith Causey, Kingston Elementary School; Teresa Van Epps, Lakewood Elementary School; Susan Graham, Loris Elementary School; Eleanor Pusey, Loris High School; Russell Stroud, Loris Middle School; Kimberly Jones, Midland Elementary School; Tamisha Hines, Myrtle Beach Elementary School; Alyssa Leibman, Myrtle Beach High School; Rhonettte Courson, Myrtle Beach Intermediate School; Emily Gray, Myrtle Beach Middle School; Kristen Driscoll, Myrtle Beach Primary School; William Winkler, North Myrtle Beach High School; Susan Hamilton, North Myrtle Beach Middle School; Kristie Jacobs, Ocean Bay Elementary School; Brantay Cohens, Ocean Bay Middle School; Michele Funderburk; Ocean Drive Elementary School; Ashley Myers, Palmetto Bays Elementary School; Shannon Prince, Pee Dee Elementary School; Elizabeth Couch, River Oaks Elementary School; Elizabeth Lineberry; Riverside Elementary School; Matthew Novielli, Seaside Elementary School; Elisabeth Funderburk, Socastee Elementary School; Matthew Kling, Socastee High School; Anila Patel, Socastee Middle School; Kimberley Jordan, South Conway Elementary School; Michelle Keelin, St. James Elementary School; Jessica Harrell, St. James High School; Crystal Reissman, St. James Intermediate School; Bianca Carter, St. James Middle School; Cameron Lentz, Ten Oaks Middle School; Kimberly Ogburn, HCS Therapeutic Learning Center; Anna McDowell, Waccamaw Elementary School; Heather Sanderson, Waterway Elementary School; and Whittemore Park Middle School.

From the school-level winners, 10 semifinalists will be announced on January 24, 2018. The Top 10 semifinalists will be interviewed by the Teacher of the Year Selection Committee and five finalists will be named on March 2. Members of the Selection Committee will complete classroom observations for all finalists and the District winner will be announced at the annual Teacher of the Year Banquet scheduled for May 1 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott at Grand Dunes at 6 p.m.