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.


 Bennett

  “Mrs. Bennett does a tremendous job differentiating instruction.  Her ability to accommodate students while maintaining high expectations is evident in all classes.  In the classroom and througextracurricular, she extends every effort to know students on a personal level.  WMS is appreciative of all she does. 
Scott Lawson, Principal 

 

The Woodruff Middle School and Spartanburg District 4 Teacher of the Year is Ashley Bennett.  Mrs. Bennett is a Woodruff High School graduate and is in her 15th year of teaching math at Woodruff Middle School.  Her students consider her classroom to be inviting, interactive, safe, and a place where they are loved.  Mrs. Bennett’s favorite day to teach is March 14 or Pi (3.14... ) Day when she and her students have a classroom celebration that includes circular (or “pie” shaped) foods and a read-aloud of Sir Cumference and the First Round Table. Principal Scott Lawson says, “Mrs. Bennett does a tremendous job differentiating instruction.  Her ability to accommodate students while maintaining high expectations is evident in all classes.  In the classroom and througextracurricular, she extends every effort to know students on a personal level.  WMS is appreciative of all she does. 

 

Mrs. Bennett enjoys reading (especially her Bible), campingspending time outdoors, and spending time with her husband, daughter, and son.  She is very active in her church and is the school sponsor of a Christian organization (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and a service organization (Maroon on a Mission).