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Chapin High English teacher wins state honor

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Chapin High School English teacher Amy Carter has been named the 2022 S.C. Teacher of the Year.

S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman (right) presented Chapin High School English teacher Amy Carter (center) with the S.C. Teacher of the Year award Wednesday night. (Photo/Provided)State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman presented Carter with the award at a Wednesday night gala in Columbia.

“Amy's leadership in and outside her classroom and dedication to her students have uniquely qualified her for this prestigious honor,” Spearman said in a news release. “I look forward to seeing her represent South Carolina's over 55,000 teachers as she advocates for the profession over the next year.”

Carter has taught high school English for 21 years. She uses literature to connect to students in ninth though 12 grades and serves in the school’s Teacher Cadet program. She earned a bachelor’s in English education at the University of Georgia and a master’s in educational technology from the University of South Carolina.   

She receives $25,000 and the use of a brand-new BMW for a year of service as a roving education ambassador.

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