Mrs. Tracy Sims is one of three finalists in the state for the S.C. Independent School Association Middle School Teacher of the Year program. After being selected by her peers at the school, Mrs. Sims 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 for each division. Finalists will undergo an interview process before the state teachers of the year are announced. There are 105 schools in SCISA. Mrs. Sims teaches eighth grade composition and Spanish I and is a lower school reading specialist, and she serves as the advisor for the Middle School Quiz Bowl.