BJU Graduate Named to 2018-2019 Greenville County Schools Teacher of the Year Program

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 1, 2018) – Bob Jones University graduate Matthew Boone was recently selected as a finalist in the 2018-2019 Greenville County Schools Teacher of the Year program.

“We are excited for Matthew to be recognized among these many exemplary educators in the Greenville County School System,” said Dr. Brian Carruthers, dean of the School of Education at BJU. “BJU works hard to train excellent educators and we are honored to have one of our grads acknowledged in this way.”

Boone, a resident of Greenville, is a 7th grade English Language Arts teacher at Northwood Middle School and has been teaching for seven years. Boone graduated from BJU in 2010 with a BS in middle school education and holds a master’s degree from Furman University.

The process of selecting the ten finalists began last fall when schools selected their individual Teacher of the Year.  These teachers submitted applications which included a professional biography, educational history and professional development, community involvement, philosophy of teaching, education issues and trends, the teaching profession, and a personal message to educators and the general public.

The Selection Committee will choose the next Teacher of the Year after participating in classroom observations and individual interviews. The announcement naming Greenville County’s 2018-19 Teacher of the Year will be made in August.