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Quigley wins prestigious Mentoring Award from the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children

HCS quigley Horry County Schools’ Janet Quigley, a lead teacher for Early Childhood Special Education, has won the prestigious 2019-2020 South Carolina Teacher Education Division Mentoring Award from the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children (SCCEC). She was honored at the council’s annual conference on February 29.

Quigley has 29 years of experience in her career, of which the last 16 has been with Horry County Schools. In her role as a lead teacher, she works to support Early Childhood Special Education teachers at the district’s 27 primary and elementary schools. She has served as a mentor for new teachers for the last seven years.

In a letter of recommendation for the award, Diane Houston, HCS Special Education Coordinator, wrote these words about Quigley:

“Janet Quigley is a natural teacher in the classroom and a natural mentor.  She builds rapport with parents and other professionals and works effectively as a member of the educational community. She assumes a non-judgmental, nurturing approach with her mentees. She is a listener and observer first. 

Janet demonstrates a keen understanding for the individual gifts and talents of her mentees and approaches each mentee as an individual by allowing him/her to have the freedom to use their unique gifts while encouraging and challenging them toward personal excellence.”

About the SCCEC:

The South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children is a collaborative community of professionals who are the voice and vision of special education in South Carolina. The Council’s mission is to improve the educational outcomes and quality of life of individuals with exceptionalities and their families through the actions of professionals, advocates, and other agencies.