Clover teacher named national family and consumer sciences teacher of the year

rsouthmayd@heraldonline.comMay 15, 2014 

Christy Wilson, the family and consumer sciences teacher at Clover High School, was named National Teacher of the Year by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Wilson, who has taught at Clover High for 16 years, was the 2012-13 District Teacher of the Year in Clover. She was named S.C. Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year last spring, and last month was given the Charles Dickerson Community Service award at the S.C. Teacher of the Year banquet.

“Teaching students the value of community service is an essential element in teaching life skills,” Wilson said in a statement from the Clover school district. “Through the family and consumer science curriculum, students get to demonstrate how to become leaders within the community.”

Wilson told The Herald in an August interview that she enjoys teaching family and consumer sciences because she teaches students skills everyone will use, no matter what their career.

“This class is where your core academics meet reality,” she said.

Wilson will attend the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences conference in Missouri in June to accept her award.

Rachel Southmayd •  803-329-4072

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