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.


 Amber Lee

“Mrs. Lee works to grow student achievement through her passion for language arts.  She is equally determined to build relationships and personalize experiences for her students. 
WMS is thankful for her impact.” 

Scott Lawson, Principal

The 2020 Woodruff Middle School Teacher of the Year is Amber Lee, 7th grade English/Language Arts teacher.  

Mrs. Lee is a graduate of Woodruff High School.  She earned a B.S. in Travel and Tourism Management from Clemson University and a Masters in Teaching degree from Converse College. She has taught both 7th and 8th grade ELA.  Her favorite parts of teaching middle school are the connections and relationships she is able to build with her students. Long after she teaches them they are still “her kids.” She takes pride in creating students who can find their voice in their own writings as well as helping students find that “Just right” book that may turn them into lifelong readers. Her class is always filled with energy and laughter.

Principal Scott Lawson says, “Mrs. Lee works to grow student achievement through her passion for language arts.  She is equally determined to build relationships and personalize experiences for her students.  WMS is thankful for her impact.”

Outside of school, Mrs. Lee loves to travel, cook, watch college football, and read. She is also the mother to two children who keep her involved with their activities.