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Goggans Receives Teaching Excellence Award

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Dr. Barbara Goggans, ELA Curriculum Coach for Georgetown County School District, is the recipient of the South Carolina Council of Teachers of English Teacher of Excellence Award for 2014-2015. The state-wide award is conferred annually upon one teacher who has been nominated by his or her colleagues. The award recipient is chosen for his/her professional accomplishments, engagement in the field of English Language Arts teaching, and demonstrated leadership in the field. Goggans has been a Curriculum Coach for GCSD for the past five years. Prior to this position, she taught for 11 years at Waccamaw High, 12 years in Horry County, and four years in Anchorage, Alaska. Goggans has a Master’s in English from Clemson University, a Master’s in Special Education/Learning Disabilities from the University of Alaska, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, also from Clemson. She earned her National Board Certification in 2003 and renewed her certificate last year. In 2005, she was Teacher of the Year at Waccamaw High. In addition to her teaching experience, Goggans was President of SCCTE in 2000 and serves on a variety of State Department Committees, including the recent Standards Committee. As South Carolina’s Teacher of Excellence, Goggans will be entered into the NCTE’s (National Council of Teachers of English) Secondary Section Teacher of Excellence program and will be recognized at an honorary luncheon at the NCTE conference in the fall.