Teacher of the Year

Spartanburg School District 4 participates in the South Carolina State Department of Education's Teacher of the Year program.  Each year, the district's four schools select a Teacher of the Year.  The district Teacher of the Year is then selected from the schools' Teacher of the Year candidates through an interview process.

Missy Beck  Guker Named District 4
Teacher of the Year 

Missy Beck, seventh grade Social Studies teacher, is Woodruff Middle School’s 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Beck is in her ninth year of teaching and her fourth year at WMS.  Before becoming a teacher, Mrs. Beck substituted and worked as a teaching assistant.  She achieved a degree from Lees-McRae College while working full-time and raising two sons.  Before coming to WMS, Mrs. Beck taught in Yancey County, NC, where she was named a Finalist for the WYFF Golden Apple Award for Teacher of the Year.

In her spare time, Mrs. Beck enjoys reading, watching Murder, She Wrote reruns, walking on the treadmill, and spending time with her husband

Principal Scott Lawson says of Mrs. Beck, “Mrs. Beck brings energy and compassion to her classroom.  Her daily instruction reflects both her commitment and genuine care for her students.  She works to be a replenisher for those in need.  WMS is proud to have her as our Teacher of the Year.”