Posted: Friday, August 16, 2013

In addition to naming Anne Kelsey-Zibert, history teacher at Northwest Middle School the 2013-14 Greenville County Teacher of the Year, Superintendent W. Burke Royster today announced two Emerging Teachers of the Year.

Kaitlyn Campbell, music teacher at Alexander Elementary School, was named the Elementary Level Emerging Teacher of the Year, while Lindsey Arnold, agricultural science teacher at Bryson Middle School was named Secondary Level Emerging Teacher of the Year.

The Emerging Teachers of the Year Program, sponsored by Greenville Federal Credit Union, recognizes two second or third year teachers for outstanding performance. Each winner receives $500, a crystal award, and $500 for their school.

Elementary Level

Kaitlyn Campbell, Music, Alexander Elementary School

Her passion for music and dedication to her students helped the extraordinary music teacher revitalize the music department at Alexander Elementary School. The Alexander Eagle Ensemble performs at public events and allows students to showcase their talents while building self-esteem and confidence. When several students shared that they had to drop out of chorus because they could not afford to purchase the “uniform” khakis, Ms. Campbell, without hesitation, outfitted the students. The music classroom is one of the most inviting locations in the school, with positive messages displayed throughout the bright and cheerful classroom. Ms. Campbell is a proactive educator who creates engaging, student-centered lessons and increases parent involvement at the school.

Secondary Level

Lindsey Arnold, Agricultural Science, Bryson Middle School

Ms. Lindsey Arnold holds her Agricultural Science students to high standards for involvement, education, and lifelong learning.& As the only active middle school agricultural education program in the state, her students have been introduced to archery training, Future Farmers of America leadership ideals, equine evaluation, tool identification, and dairy evaluations.  Students earn top honors at conventions and competitions. Ms. Arnold uses a positive approach in rewarding students for doing a good job academically as well as for their many projects around the school and community. Her dedication and numerous contributions have forged strong relationships with parents as well as served to engage students in active learning.

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