School Awards and Recognitions

2020 Dick & Tunky Riley What Works SC Award of Excellence Finalist
2020 Keep Kids Learning Grant recipient, $24,000
EXCELLENT School Report Card rating by the South Carolina Department of Education 
Palmetto SILVER Student Achievement Award, SC Department of Education, 2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2011-2012, 2004-2005
2019 National Title I Conference School presentation – Kansas City, Missouri
21st Century Community Learning Centers grant recipient 2020-2015
Safe Kids Schools 2019-2010
2018 William “Bill” T. Wylie Valued Lives Award for School Excellence in Diversity, sponsored by -Furman University & The Riley Institute
2018 Inaugural Public Education Partners #Teach864 winner
Donors Choose Grant Recipient ($260,000 to date)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Award recipient 2018, 2012, 2011
United Way Chairman’s Award 2017, 2006
United Way Campaign of Excellence Award 2019-2016, 2013-2006
United Way Award of Excellence 2019, 2017
2017 Trees Greenville Grant recipient 
March of Dimes School Award 2014-2010
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Pennies for Patients 2018, 2017, 2011-2012
2014 Title I Reward for School Performance
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable grant recipient
Culinary Creation Lunch Program

Student and Staff Awards and Recognitions

2023 Greenville County Schools Teacher of the Year 1st Runner-Up
2020 Greenville County Principal of the Year
2020 Middle & Elementary School Academy of Science Regional Contest winner
2020 SC Future Minds Teacher Hero
2020 Forms & Supply Inc., Teacher Teacher Hero
2019 GCS Speech Therapist of the Year
2019 Berea Lions’ Club & Foundation, Educator of the Year
2019 (3), 2018 (1) South Carolina ASCD Emerging Leaders
2019 Diversity Leadership Institute participant
2020, 2019, 2018 Upstate Parent Magazine Student Who Makes A Difference award recipient
2019 SC Department of Education, Read Your Way to the BIG Game Student winner
2018 Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars 100% Participation Award
2018 Greenville Business Magazine Best & Brightest, 35 & Under
2018 Greenville Chamber, Leadership Greenville Project Base selection
2018 SC Department of Education, Read Your Way to the BIG Game Teacher winner
2018 Kids in Need Foundation grant recipient
2017 South Carolina Crossing Guard of the Year
Distinguished Teacher of Literacy Recipient 2020-2016
WYFF Golden Apple Weekly winner 2020, 2019, 2016-17, 2015-16
2014-2015 GCS Teacher of the Year Top Ten finalist
2019, 2018 Pets in the Classroom grant recipient
2009 GCS Elementary Emerging Teacher of the Year
2009 Second Runner-Up, GCS Teacher of the Year
2007-2008 SC Social Worker of the Year
3 National Board Certified Teachers
5 IDEA teacher graduates


 Palmetto Gold Award