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Beth Tuten selected as Finalist for
SC Teacher of the Year!
Swansea, SC – Lexington School District Four is pleased to announce that Vivian “Beth” Tuten has been selected as one of five finalists for South Carolina Teacher of the Year. Ms. Tuten has been teaching in Lexington Four since 1999, and has been at Swansea High School since 2003. She currently serves as Transition Specialist and Department Chair for Special Education, and was recognized in February as Educator of the Year for the SC Council for Exceptional Children.
“Ms. Tuten is one of our very best,” says Superintendent Dr. Linda Lavender. “Always a voice for young people, she is a leader, innovator, and dynamic educator. Her enthusiasm and compassion for young people is an inspiration for all who work with her, both in and out of school. Ms. Tuten exemplifies what it means to ‘teach’ and challenges everyone around her to reach that same level of professionalism.”
The State Teacher of the Year will be announced on April 23, 2014.