July 7, 2020

Sarah Gams accepting 2021 TOY awardWe would like to congratulate our very own, Sarah Gams, as she has been named 2021 South Carolina Teacher of the Year. Gams, an English adjunct professor at Columbia College, was surprised with the news at her home by State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman, Lexington-Richland School District Five Superintendent Dr. Christina Melton, and others.

“Sarah has shown throughout her career her ability to rise to the occasion and meet the needs of students wherever they are. She is most deserving of this honor and the attributes she possesses will be invaluable assets as she helps to lead our state and the teaching profession forward,” said State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman.

The South Carolina Teacher of the Year program celebrates excellence and strengthens the teaching force by honoring and recognizing exceptional teachers in a district, state, and national level. These awards not only assist in retention efforts but serve as a powerful recruitment tool.

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