Trinity-Byrnes honors 2 teachers for outstanding qualities
Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School in Darlington County has honored two faculty members.
The faculty of Trinity-Byrnes vote each year to determine “Teacher of the Year.” The 2020 recognition went to Jessica Iseman. The award was presented May 23 during the school’s commencement.
“Teacher of the Year” honors teachers who have outstanding qualities both in and outside of the classroom, have an engaging teaching style, great communication skills with students and parents, and demonstrate extensive subject knowledge.
Iseman, a member of the science faculty, earned her Bachelor’s in Chemistry from the University of South Carolina where she also attended graduate school for Organic Chemistry. In addition to teaching, Iseman coordinates the School’s Prom, co-sponsors the National Honor Society, serves as the School’s Certified Apple Educator and Google Trainer, and was instrumental in the successful transition to Distance Learning this spring.
Iseman will go on to represent the School in the SCISA Teacher of the Year search in 2021.
Each year, the Board of Trustees at Trinity-Byrnes honors a teacher with the “Love of Teaching Award.” The awardee is determined by votes cast from the student body and parents. The recipient this year was Bill Truman.
Truman joined Trinity-Byrnes in 2019 after 32 years working as a data specialist in the computer technology field. He was president and head coach of the Florence Track Club from 2001-15 and the founder and president of the Darlington Track Club from 2017-18.
In addition to coaching, he has been recognized by the United States Track and Field Association of South Carolina as Volunteer of the year in 2011 and was awarded the National Youth Chair in 2015. Also in 2015, he was recognized for exemplary volunteer service by the city of Florence.
Truman, who is in his first year in the Math Department at Trinity-Byrnes, has brought a wealth of professionalism and experience to the classroom. He is a conscientious, dedicated and innovative educator who refuses to leave any student behind.
The “Love of Teaching” award honors a faculty member whose passion for teaching inspires their students. The award was presented to Truman May 23.