The South Carolina Association of Middle Level Education (SCAMLE) established the Dr. Jennifer L. Wilson Teaching Excellence Award to honor the work of Dr. Wilson after her untimely death on August 28, 2011. Dr. Wilson was an associate professor of middle level education and literacy at the University of South Carolina who was well known throughout the state and nation as a passionate teacher and a tireless advocate for young adolescent education. Dr. Wilson was a 2008–2009 Fulbright scholar in Norway, director of the Santee-Wateree Writing Project, and founder of the nonprofit organization “A Chance through Literacy.” She served the SCAMLE (formerly SCMSA ) as editor of the SCAMLE (formerly SCMSA) Journal and as a board member, and she was actively involved in the work of the Middle Level Teacher Education Initiative sponsored by the SCAMLE (formerly SCMSA).The Dr. Jennifer L. Wilson Teaching Excellence Award recognizes significant contributions of a classroom teacher, literacy leader, or teacher educator who has had a significant long-term impact on the advancement of middle level teaching excellence in South Carolina schools or colleges and universities. The contribution may be in service, leadership, and/or research.
The application consists of the nomination data form including a one-page narrative and two letters of recommendation. The data information form must be submitted electronically by January 16th to firstname.lastname@example.org and the letters of recommendation should be postmarked no later than January 16, 2020 to:
SC-AMLE Teaching Excellence Award Committee
Attn: Sarah Evanson-Atkinson
222 Squires Creek Road
Simpsonville, SC 29681
The presentation of this award is at the discretion of the SCAMLE Board of Directors. The award will be presented at the SCAMLE annual conference. The recipient will not be notified of his or her nomination or selection; however, the selection committee will inform the winner’s family so they may make arrangements to attend the awards ceremony at the conference.
2013 Dr. Delayne Johnson, Clemson University
2014 Tara Nanke, Fulmer Middle School
2015 Dr. Robert Vanderburg, Claflin University
2016 Andy Posey, Fulmer Middle School
2017 Dr. David Vawter, Winthrop University
2018 Dr. G. Nathan Carnes, The University of South Carolina
2019 Dr. Gary Senn, The University of South Carolina Aiken
2021 Dr. Bridget Coleman, University of South Carolina Aiken
The South Carolina Association for Middle Level Education (SCAMLE) established the Dr. Randy Wall Distinguished Service Award to honor the work of Dr. Wall. Dr. Wall was passionate about middle level education, having served as a middle level teacher and administrator and serving the South Carolina Middle School Association as the first president to serve a two-year term. Dr. Wall was also instrumental in helping South Carolina become a nationally recognized Schools to Watch state.The Dr. Randy Wall Distinguished Service Award recognizes significant contribution(s) of an individual, school, or organization. The winner must exhibit a considerable, long-term impact on the advancement of middle level education in South Carolina. The contribution could be in one or more of the following areas: service, leadership, and/or research.
The application consists of the nomination data form including a one-page narrative and two letters of recommendation.
The nomination packet must be submitted electronically by January 16th to Angie Rye, email@example.com .
Letters of recommendation should be postmarked no later than January 16, 2020 to:
SCAMLE Distinguished Service Award
c/o: Angie Rye
425 Shealy Road
Batesburg, SC 29006
2012 Dr. Phyllis Pendarvis
2013 Dr. Baron Holmes
2014 Linda Allen
2015 Dr. Fred Splittgerber
2016 Lillie Lewis
2017 Larry Allen
2018 Karen Bullard
2019 Dr. Chris Burkett
2020 Dr. David McDonald
2021 Carol Brooks
Bishop-Kuntz AwardAt the 35th SCMSA Conference in 2012, all former presidents were honored. Molly Kuntz served as the 11th president in 1987-88. After the conference, Ms. Kuntz requested the establishment of an award to recognize a middle level classroom teacher attending the conference. Each year for 20 years, a classroom teacher will receive $100 to be used to support classroom activities. SCAMLE is grateful for the $2,000 donation from Ms. Kuntz to recognize classroom teachers.