Sen. Luke Rankin has honored Horry County School District and its teachers by sponsoring District Teacher of the Year Anna Locke’s appearance at the South Carolina Teacher of the Year Celebration in Columbia May 1.
Locke teaches third grade at Socastee Elementary School, and will be honored at the event organized by South Carolina Future Minds, the non-profit that organizes private support for the state’s public schools.
“The support of Sen. Rankin underscores the importance of great teachers to all of us,” said Trip DuBard, SC Future Minds executive director. “We’re all proud of and grateful for teachers like Ms. Locke.”
The SC Teacher of the Year Celebration is set for May 1 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The event brings together leaders of government, business and education to honor the best teachers from all South Carolina school districts. At the evening’s end, one teacher will be named the 2014 SC Teacher of the Year, and receive use of a BMW X3 for the next year.
The evening begins with a public parade of teachers at 5:30 p.m. into the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center located downtown at 1101 Lincoln Street. The public is invited to cheer on the state’s best teachers as a band leads them to the largest celebration of public education in South Carolina.
The event is sponsored by BMW, with support from a wide array of South Carolina’s top corporations. Those include
- BMW Manufacturing Co.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
- Mueller’s Pasta
- Data Recognition Corporation
- Michelin North America, Inc.
- South Carolina Electric & Gas Company
- Childs & Halligan, P.A.
- South Carolina Education Association
- Palmetto State Teachers Association
- Nexsen Pruett
- Duke Energy
- Santee Cooper
- Security Federal