Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020
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Woodland Elementary in Greer is one of seven schools in South Carolina selected as a finalist for the 2020 Palmetto’s Finest awards. This selection comes after extensive evaluations by a committee of fellow educators and previous Palmetto’s Finest winners. The application process includes elements on student achievement, instructional programs, professional learning communities, and school culture.

Last fall, 17 South Carolina schools submitted a 20-page application followed by an onsite examination visit from a review committee. The seven finalists are currently undergoing a second onsite evaluation before the winners are selected this spring.

Each school will have the opportunity to celebrate with their local community, as the winners will be announced through a live stream to each finalist school at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

The South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) presents the awards each year to schools which offer the best in innovative, effective educational programs. The Palmetto’s Finest Award is celebrating its 42nd year and is one of the most coveted and respected awards among educators.

“We are excited to recognize some of the outstanding and innovative schools in our state. They represent the many excellent school communities serving South Carolina’s families,” said Beth Phibbs, SCASA Executive Director.

“The staff and students at Woodland Elementary amaze me every day with their leadership, dedication, and enthusiasm for learning. We are honored that we have been selected as a finalist for The Palmetto’s Finest Award,” said Katrina Miller, Principal, Woodland Elementary School.

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