Let’s Show Our Support For Our Teachers!

The Rotary Club of Greenville has once again partnered with the Greenville County School District to recognize a teacher of the year for Greenville County and three runners-up. These four teachers will be recognized at our upcoming meeting on October 27 and have an opportunity to speak briefly to the Club. GCSD Superintendent Dr. Burke Royster will also be present and offer remarks. This year’s winners come from each level of secondary education and teach subjects as diverse as math, dance, and band.
The selection process for GCSD’s teacher of the year began in the fall of 2019, when each school in the District nominated one teacher as the school’s teacher of the year. These nominees then completed applications that were evaluated in the spring, and 10 finalists were selected by five judges. This year each finalist was videoed teaching a virtual class over Zoom, as in-person classroom visits by the judges were not possible. The judges reviewed these videos and conducted virtual interviews with each of the finalists before determining the teacher of the year and three runners-up. One member of the Rotary Club of Greenville serves as a judge, and this year our representative was Wade Kolb, who chairs Rotary’s Teacher of the Year Committee.