Pinewood Prep instructor named Spanish Teacher of the Year finalist

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Citadel's National Collegiate Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi, recently named its South Carolina Spanish Teacher of the Year.  The honor went to Darlene Whitaker of Great Falls High School.

Pinewood Preparatory teacher Wendy Girgan was named a finalist for the award.  Since 1991, Girgan has developed foreign language curriculum at Pinewood, and chaired the school's Modern and Classical Languages Department from 2000-2007.

The finalists were selected from nominees from across the state and were judged on innovation in teaching, initiative in Spanish curriculum development, extra-curricular activities related to teaching, and professional development.

Also named a finalist was Zuleika Hernandez of Spring Valley High School in Columbia.

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