Part of today’s front page celebrates the naming of Anna Harvley as the Kershaw County School District’s 2019 Teacher of the Year.
Harvley is a health sciences teacher at the Applied Technology Education Campus, or ATEC. As our story points out, Harvley is the second such ATEC teacher to be named Teacher of the Year in three years. Two years ago, the district named Brooke Bradshaw.
In addition, this year’s Principal of the Year is Gordon Morris, ATEC’s prinicpal.
We think the fact that an administrator and two teachers have been so honored in such a close time frame speaks volumes about ATEC’s mission, how it is accomplishing that mission and how it will continue to do so as it moves to its new joint campus with Central Carolina Technical College and becomes the Gil Woolard Technology Center.
Their achievements prove that a one-size fits-all education is not a winning strategy. Not every student fits the traditional mode of going to a four-year college, earning a degree and going on to a white collar career.
Instead, Bradshaw and Harvley are showing the way to various careers in health sciences, while Morris and the rest of the staff are guiding students to careers -- many of them high dollar-per-hour jobs -- in a wide range of technical and professional careers.
That they happen to be doing so as the best teachers and administrators in the district is icing on the cake. Congratulations all around!