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District Five teacher named SBEA Middle School Teacher of the Year

IRMO, SC - Michelle Isenhower, a Career and Technology Education teacher at Chapin Intermediate and Chapin Middle School, was named the 2016 Southern Business Education Association (SBEA) Middle School Teacher of the Year. SBEA is comprised of the following 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The award, which was presented to Isenhower at the SBEA Annual Convention in Myrtle Beach on October 21, recognizes outstanding contributions to business education by a member of the SBEA within the past three years. Vann Holden, Principal of Chapin Intermediate said, “It is no surprise that Mrs. Isenhower was honored with this award. She is a tireless advocate for business education and is a tremendous servant to our school.”

“I was so excited to be named the 2016 SBEA Middle School Teacher of the Year,” Isenhower said. “My colleagues in Business Education from the twelve southern states represented are amazing educators from the K-12 and collegiate levels, and it has been a pleasure to collaborate with them and learn from them.”

Isenhower was a major contributor to the development and revision of business education courses. She is a leader of school and district business initiatives providing valuable support to other teachers and ensuring the very best instruction for students. Isenhower hosted a school-wide event to celebrate Computer Science week where student-created video games were available to play, using crowd-funding resources like to encourage community contributions. Funds were also used for the purchase of cameras and robots for units on Graphic Communications and Computer Programming. Chapin Middle School Principal, Anna Miller was thrilled to get the news. “We are so proud of Mrs. Isenhower. She is truly deserving of this honor. To be recognized as the best Middle School Teacher in the Southeast region is quite an accomplishment.”

“I’m thankful for professional development opportunities afforded by associations such as this one which empower us to bring the most current trends and technologies into the classroom for the benefit of our students,” Isenhower said. “And I am also so grateful to District Five for the support and encouragement provided to its teachers to seek out professional growth opportunities!”

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