BJU Graduate Places Third in 2018-2019 Greenville County Schools Teacher of the Year Program

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 16, 2018) – Bob Jones University graduate Matthew Boone was recently selected as second runner-up in the 2018-2019 Greenville County Schools Teacher of the Year program.

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.

In May, the Selection Committee named Boone as one of the top ten finalists for the annual award. After conducting classroom observations and individual interviews, Greenville County Schools Superintendent Dr. Burke Royster announced that Shelley Smith of Travelers Rest High School was the 2018-2019 Greenville County Teacher of the Year in August.

Finalists including Rick Schwartz, Introduction to Manufacturing Teacher at Greer High; Matthew Boone, seventh grade English language arts teacher at Northwood Middle; and Reem Alnatour, third grade teacher at Fork Shoals School, were named as first, second, and third runners-up respectively.

Boone, a resident of Greenville, is a seventh 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.