Teachers earning the award were: Brent Greer, eight grade at Wren Middle; Mary Howell, sixth grade at Powdersville Middle; Mary Beth Smith, third grade at Powdersville Elementary; and Barbara Wagher, fourth grade at Wren Elementary.
The Palmetto Awards for District Social Studies Educators of Distinction is a new recognition from the South Carolina Council for the Social Studies. More than 50 educators were honored at the conference in Myrtle Beach, which took place Oct. 8-10.
Districts were invited to submit outstanding social studies educators from across the state. Principals nominated social studies teachers from each elementary and middle school across the district. A committee selected the four recipients based on student achievement and outstanding teaching.
“These teachers are well deserving of this award. They work diligently to make social studies come alive in the classroom. We are proud of their efforts and pleased that the state recognized their talents,” said Jane Harrison, Anderson One’s Director of Elementary Education.
The funds taken for the trip were paid for by the an American History grant, the school district and even a portion by the teachers, according to Harrison.