DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) – Darlington County School District named Jamie Horton, a history teacher at Hartsville High School, its 2015-2016 District Teacher of the Year.
Horton began her career as a long-term substitute, prior to joining Darlington Middle School's staff and has been teaching for five years.
"For me, teaching is not a job but a passion with a purpose. Every day as a teacher is a challenge! No two days are ever the same," Horton wrote in her application.
Horton is not only a dedicated teacher, but also serves as the Hartsville High School's head softball coach.
"The greatest reward is when you can inspire your students to be greater than they ever imagined", Horton wrote.
Having earned her Bachelor of Arts in History, with a secondary in Education from Coker College and Middle School certification from the University of South Carolina, Horton is currently pursuing a Masters in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University.
Horton will go on to compete for the South Carolina Teacher of the Year title and serve as the District's Teacher Forum chair-elect.