DDTwo Schools Name 2024 Teachers of the Year
Dorchester District Two schools have announced their 2024 Teachers of the Year. Twenty-six teachers have been selected by their respective schools for this honor and will now participate in the annual District Teacher of the Year selection process.
Teachers of the Year include:
Xiomara James, Alston Bailey Elementary School
Kelley Smith, Alston Middle School
Shanay Topper, Ashley Ridge High School
Nichole Atwell, Beech Hill Elementary School
Lesley Brantley, DuBose Middle School
Allana Metz, Eagle Nest Elementary School
Dana "Shae" Simoneau, East Edisto Middle School
Rachel Graham, Dr. Eugene Sires Elementary School
Kim Austin, Flowertown Elementary School
Sharon Cross, Fort Dorchester Elementary School
William Dowd, Fort Dorchester High School
Hannah Mendonca, Gregg Middle School
Tamara Cheatham, Joseph R. Pye Elementary School
Alicia Blackmon, Knightsville Elementary School
Amelia Galloway, Newington Elementary School
Emily Stasek, Oakbrook Elementary School
Marlin Ketter, Oakbrook Middle School
John Psillos, RISE Academy
Amber Annese, River Oaks Middle School
Emma Reese, Rollings Middle School of the Arts
Melissa Young, Sand Hill Elementary School
Amy Skipper, Spann Elementary School
Amy Millard, Summerville Elementary School
Sarah Nesbit, Summerville High School
Tierrhane Goodwin, William Reeves Elementary School
Courtney Holtzinger, Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School
“Teachers have the unique opportunity to positively influence their students’ lives. They point students in a direction to look but not what to see. Our Teachers of the Year in DDTwo exemplify those traits and I couldn’t be more proud of their dedication to the profession and our community,” said Dorchester School District Two Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins.
Each Teacher of the Year will submit a nomination packet to the district, and five honor teachers will be chosen by a selection committee. A committee of community members and educators will select the Dorchester School District Two Teacher of the Year for 2024 from among the five honor teachers. All Teachers of the Year will be honored at a celebration in May. The highlight of this event will be the announcement of the 2024 Dorchester School District Two Teacher of the Year.
The District Teacher of the Year will represent Dorchester School District Two in the South Carolina Teacher of the Year program in 2025.