Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Julie Jarriel, an English teacher at Wade Hampton High School, is the recipient of the 2013 Alfred and Marybeth Bunting Childers Foundation Teaching Excellence Award.
Each year, the foundation recognizes highly effective and inspiring teaching by one elementary and one secondary candidate. The Education Department at Furman University hosted a ceremony and reception in which Dr. John Beckford and Dr. Carl Kohrt congratulated Ms. Jarriel as this year’s secondary teacher recipient. Earlier this month, Sara Collins Elementary fifth grade teacher Caroline Lambert was recognized as the elementary recipient.
Ramona White, university supervisor at Furman, said, “In addition to Ms. Jarriel’s effective teaching strategies, her ability to manage the classroom, and her competence in technology -- all the many requirements for successful teaching -- Julie demonstrates integrity and excellence in her character. I nominated Julie for the Teaching Excellence Award because these qualities, plus her ability to inspire young students, have distinguished her as an outstanding young educator.”
Ms. Jarriel graduated from Furman University in May 2013. While a student at Furman, she was in the Teaching Fellows program and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She began teaching at Wade Hampton High School this fall.