Staff Honors and Awards

 

Teacher of the Year

National Board Certified Teachers

2017-2018 Sarah Poole

Judy Perecko

2016-2017 Mary Downing

Gwendolyn Brown

2015-2016 Gwendolyn Brown

Kelly Curry

2014-2015 Jake Gambrell (3rd Runner Up at the District Level)

Jake Gambrell

2013-2014 Jen Miller

Heather Nash

2012-2013 Kelly Curry

Cheryl Russell

2011-2012 Beth Douglas

Betsy Shuler

2010-2011 Barbara Reeves

MaryAnn Stephens

2009-2010 Jane Gomez

 Ashley Nettles

2008-2009 Donna Bradt (3rd Runner Up at the District Level)

 

2007-2008 Leadaire Peay

 

2006-2007 Betsy Shuler

 

2005-2006 Emily Gerard

 

2004-2005 Susan Gray 

 

2003-2004 Ruth Power

 

2002-2003 Sabrina Ferguson

 

2001-2002 Terri Wheeler-Hawkins

 

2000-2001 Bill Smarr

 

1999-2000 Patsy Edwards

 

1998-1999 Lynn Gaston

 

1997-1998 Kasia Szymanska

 

1996-1997 Celeste Bomely

 

1995-1996 Kathy Miller

 

Other Honors

2017

Mrs. Kasia Szymanska named Oakview's PTA Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017

2016

Art Teacher, Karissa PageArt Teacher, Karissa Page, was awarded South Carolina PTA 2015-2016 Outstanding Teacher of the Year.  Ms. Page was selected as the winner for the entire state of South Carolina at the elementary level.  

2016

Challenge Teacher, Sandy YoungChallenge Teacher, Sandy Young, won the Metropolitan Arts Council Grant for $1400.  The Metropolitan Arts Council supports local artists, art organizations, and art education throughout Greenville.  The grant will be used to purchase a special projector for future Oakview Players' productions. Ms. Young has been awarded this grant for the second year in a row.

2015

Chris Jacobs won the "Elementary Science Teacher of the Year" for Greenville County Schools. To learn more, click here.

2015

Mrs. DeMeritt, Ms. Page, and Mrs. Mulheim received a $250 grant from the Greenville County Soil & Water Conservation District to create a mural on the wall outside the Science Lab from recycled objects. The students in the Earth Savers and art clubs will plan, design, promote, and create the mural. Recycled materials such as bottle caps, CDs, corks, and Sprite bottles will be collected from students, staff, and the community and used to create the voted upon design. The project will culminate with a formal presentation of the finished mural to Oakview's administration, PTA, and other district staff. This mural will be a permanent reminder to all who pass by that Oakview places an emphasis on recycling and being kind to our environment.

2015

Sandy Young Wins GrantChallenge teacher, Sandy Young, recently won the Metropolitan Arts Council Grant for $1500. The Metropolitan Arts Council supports local artists, art organizations and art education throughout Greenville. The grant will be used to purchase special lights for Oakview Players' productions and to enhance our ONN (Owl News Network) news show.

2015

First Grade Teacher, Kasia SzymanksaCongratulations to first grade teacher, Kasia Szymanska. She was recognized by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary Simpsonville Post 1845 as their Teacher of the Year. The award celebrates teachers who teach citizenship education topics and promote America's history and traditions.

2014

Terri Wheeler Hawkins receives national award

Oakview Elementary Assistant Principal Terri Wheeler-Hawkins, previously named Assistant Principal of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators, was recognized by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Foundation Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year Program. SC State Superintendent-elect, Molly Spearman, was on hand to share the award with Mrs. Wheeler-Hawkins in recognition of her support to assure quality education for children during their early years in school. Click here to read how Mrs. Wheeler-Hawkins has made Oakview Elementary a better place to learn!

2014

HigginsHeather Higgins receives Miracle Worker award for her heroic efforts to save a life using her First Responder training through the district.

2014

Kristen Angelo named Science Teacher of the Year for Greenville County

2014

Jake Gambrell one of the Top 10 District Finalists for Teacher of the Year

2014

Terri Wheeler-Hawkins named Oakview PTA Principal of the Year

2014

Heather Higgins named Oakview's PTA Teacher of the Year

2014

Beth Mitchell named Oakview's PTA Support Staff of the Year

2013

Kasia Szymanska (First Grade Teacher) recognized as one of 10 Educators Who Make a Difference in Upstate Parent Magazine

2013

Terri Wheeler-Hawkins named South Carolina Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year

2013

Terri Wheeler-Hawkins named Greenville County Schools Assistant Principal of the Year

2013

Terri Wheeler-Hawkins named Oakview PTA Principal of the Year

2013

Kristen Angelo named Oakview's PTA Teacher of the Year

2013

Gwen Daughtry named Oakview's PTA Support Staff of the Year

2013

Starr Boone recognized as Oakview's Science Teacher of the Year

2012

Dr. Reavis earns South Carolina PTA Outstanding Elementary Principal of the Year

2012

Kasia Szymanska recognized as Oakview's Science of Teacher of the Year

2012

Kasia Szymanska recognized as Oakview's PTA Teacher of the Year

2012

Emily Gerard was chosen to attend a one-week Landmarks institute for schoolteachers, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In the spring of 1775, the towns of Lexington and Concord became targets, scenes, and symbols of actions which would ignite a war culminating in the birth of a new country. In those towns were people caught at the crossroads of Revolution. At the Crossroads of Revolution: Lexington and Concord in 1775 is designed to immerse our participants in the evocative eighteenth-century landscapes of those towns, as well as the port city of Boston, to examine the decisions and dilemmas involved in the events of 1775 and the subsequent interpretations and uses of those events. The Massachusetts Historical Society, Minute Man National Park, the Concord Museum, the Old Manse, and other sites in Concord, Lexington, and Boston offer this program.

2011

Amy Bell recognized as Oakview's Distinguished Reading Teacher for 2012-2013

2011

Samantha Meyers awarded by RBC Bank’s “Tribute to Teachers” program.
Samantha was selected from 2,200 nominations statewide for her service to the students, school, and community. She received a check for classroom use in the amount of $500 and will now be considered for a $2,000 award in the spring.

2011

Patti Parker named PTA Teacher of the Year

2011

Clare Laye named Oakview's Science Teacher of the Year 

2010

Emily Gerard recognized by PTA as Teacher Volunteer of the Year

2010

Emily Gerard named Golden Apple Award winning teacher from WYFF-TV

2010

Beth Douglas recognized as Oakview's Distinguished Reading Teacher 

2009

Christina Emmons named Oakview's Science Teacher of the Year

2009

Donna Bradt named PTA Teacher of the Year

2008

Kathy Miller received Greenville County Science Teachers' Distinguished Service to Education Award

2008

Kristen Angelo named Oakview Science Teacher of the Year

2008

Donna Bradt named one of the district's top 10 Teachers of the Year for 2009

2008

Wendy Scolamiero named PTA Teacher of the Year

2008

Heather Moore receives Webmaster's Choice Gold Award for her teacher website

2008 

Mandy McCurry receives Webmaster's Choice Gold Award for her teacher website 

2008

Christina Bolt receives Webmaster's Choice Gold Award for her teacher website 

2007

Carolyn Lattimore receives Webmaster's Choice Gold Award for her teacher website

2007

Donna Bradt receives Webmaster's Choice Gold Award for her teacher website

2007

Jane Gomez named Oakview's Science Teacher of the Year

2007

Lisa Greenway named Oakview's Outstanding Science Teacher

2007

Stephanie Nichols named PTA Teacher of the Year

2006

Donna Bradt receives Webmaster's Choice Gold Award for her teacher website

2006

Emily Gerard named PTA Teacher of the Year

2006

Carolyn Lattimore named Golden Apple Award winning teacher from WYFF-TV

2006

Leadaire Peay named Golden Apple Award winning teacher from WYFF-TV

2006

Leadaire Peay named Oakview's Distinguished Reading Teacher

2005

Emily Gerard receives Webmaster's Choice Gold Award for her teacher website 

2005

Mr. Ray Cox--Greenville County Science Teacher of the Year

2005 

Mrs. Barbara Sebree--Golden Apple Award Winner

2005

Mrs. Kasia Szymanska Third Place for Greenville County's Reading Teacher of the Year

2005

Mrs. Kasia Szymanska receives Webmaster's Choice Gold Award for her teacher website

2005

Mrs. Margaret Ables - Golden Apple Award Winner

2005

Mrs. Kathy Miller--Project Learning Tree: Green Works! Community Action and Service Learning Grant

2004

Mrs. Kristi Haarsgaard Runner-Up to the District Reading Teacher Award

2004

Mrs. Kristi Haarsgaard--Oakview's Reading Teacher of the Year

2004

Ms. Betsy Deichmann  Oakview's Science Teacher of the Year

2003 

Mrs. Kathy Miller--Oakview's PTA Teacher of the Year

2003

Ms. Ruth Powers--Oakview's Distinguished Reading Teacher of the Year

2003

Mrs. Betsy Deichmann--Oakview's Distinguished Reading Teacher of the Year

2002 

Mrs. Patsy Edwards-Outstanding District Science Teacher

2002

Mrs. Kathy Miller, Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, $7,500

2001

Mrs. Eve Lewis, Golden Apple Award

2001

Mrs. Kathy Miller, Greenville County Outstanding Elementary Science Teacher

2000 

Mrs. Dianne McGee--Fine Arts Center Grant 

2000

Ms. Ruth Powers--Oakview's Distinguished Reading Teacher 

1999

Mrs. Donna Bradt - Oakview's Distinguished Reading Teacher

1999

Science teacher, Kathy Miller, awarded the Christa McAullife Award

1998

Mrs. Kathy Miller, Oakview's science lab teacher, won the Greenville County Conservation Teacher of the Year, Greenville County Soil and Water Conservation District.

1998

Mrs. Becky Riddle--Distinguished Reading Teacher

1998

 Mrs. Dianne McGee--Greenville County School District Arts Educator of the Year

1998

Mrs. Diane McGee--Target 2000 Arts in Education Grant for $10,000

1998

Mrs. Becky Riddle--Golden Apple Award

1998

Mrs. Dianne McGee--Honor Teacher of the Year Award

1998

Mrs. Kasia Szymanska named Oakview's PTA Teacher of the Year for 1997-1998

1997

Mrs. Dianne McGee--Alliance for Quality Education Grant

1996

Mrs. Donna Bradt - Top Ten Finalist for Greenville County Teacher of the Year