Mrs. Teresa O’Hare Alexander was named the State Middle School Teacher of the Year by the S.C. Independent School Assoc. After being selected by her peers at the school, Mrs. Alexander entered the state-level contest by submitting an essay, resume, and recommendations from peers and the administration. After reading through the many submissions for Teacher of the Year from across the state, a panel of educators made the selection of the top three finalists and then announced the winner at a banquet held in Orangeburg on April 27. Mrs. Alexander, who is a 1998 graduate of Wilson Hall, teaches seventh grade composition, study skills, and Leadership 101. She is also the head coach for the varsity softball team. There are 110 schools in SCISA.