Charleston County School District staff members surprised Springfield Elementary School teacher Spencer Quinlan with the announcement that she had been chosen as the 2023 CCSD Teacher of the Year.
Lexy Marianiello of Burke High School was named runner-up.
Quinlan is a second-grade teacher at Springfield Elementary School where she has taught for 11 years. It has brought her a tremendous amount of joy to work with a team of colleagues that she considers family.
Quinlan received her Early Childhood Education degree from the University of South Carolina. She is a past member of the Palmetto State Teachers Association and the 2014 Rookie Teacher of the Year at Springfield. She is currently the grade level chair for second grade, and a PBIS team member. Quinlan will host College of Charleston interns for the practicum experience this year just as she did in 2017.