Local School Districts Nominate Winthrop Alumni as Teachers of the Year

April 19, 2017

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bullet point Twenty-four Winthrop alumni have been named to Teacher of the Year lists for Clover, Fort Mill, Rock Hill and York school districts.


ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — Gold stars, shiny red apples and kudos are in order for the 24 Winthrop alumni named as Teacher of the Year winners for Clover, Fort Mill, Rock Hill and York school districts.

Winthrop graduates named to 2016-17 Teacher of the Year lists included:

Clover School District
-Robin Deyton '09 (Oakridge Middle School)
-Stephanie Fleming '80, '96 (Blue Eagle Academy)
-Keisha Robinson '93 (Clover Middle School)

Fort Mill School District
-Jessica Calloway '05 (Fort Mill High School)
-Jennifer Wilkes Krinn '06, '10 (Fort Mill Middle School)
-Ann Lamba '88 (Tega Cay Elementary School)
-Michelle Reese '96 (Gold Hill Elementary School)
-Katrinia Wilkerson '96, '12 (Fort Mill Elementary School)

Rock Hill School District 3
-Deborah Allen '82 (The Children's School)
-Patti Bechtler '90 (Northside Elementary School)
-Marsha Bell '15 (Central Child Development Center)
-Leigh Clarke '99 (Ebinport Elementary School)
-Susan Dixon '92 (Richmond Drive Elementary School)
-Lindsay Grant '03, '05 (Rock Hill High School)
-Joya Holmes '05 (Dutchman Creek Middle School)
-Rebecca Matthews '99, '05 (Oakdale Elementary School)
-Ryan Morrison '13 (South Pointe High School)
-Kayla Mullis '13 (India Hook Elementary School)
-Kim Sloan '92 (Mount Holly Elementary School)
-Melisa Smith '89 (Mount Gallant Elementary School)
-Leigh Ann Strickland '05 (Old Pointe Elementary School)

York School District 1
-Angela Haltom '87, '93 (Hickory Grove-Sharon Elementary School)
-Carol Dawkins '05 (York Comprehensive High School)
-Deborah Lancaster '85 (York Intermediate School)

Congratulations to these Teachers of the Year winners!

For more information, contact Meredith Carter, communications coordinator, at carterm@winthrop.edu or 803/323-2236.

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