State Teacher of the Year Jenna Hallman recording personal experiences on blog

October 22, 2008

ANDERSON, SC – October 22, 2008 – South Carolina Teacher of the Year Jenna Hallman  is recording her experiences this year on a personal blog – Jenna’s Journey.

A science teacher at Calhoun Academy for the Arts in Anderson School District 5, Hallman was named South Carolina Teacher of the Year this past April.  As the representative for more than 50,000 teachers, Hallman is participating in a yearlong residency at the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement.

Her activities also involve several other statewide organizations such as Leadership South Carolina and the South Carolina Association of School Administrators’ Education Policy Fellowship Program. 

“This year I have the wonderful opportunity to visit schools, classrooms, colleges, and universities across the state,” Hallman said.  “I am able to talk with teachers, administrators, future teachers and students about a wide variety of issues affecting education in South Carolina today.” 

The ambassador says that her travels provide her a unique view of public education in the Palmetto State.  Since her tenure began in August, she’s logged more than 11,000 miles. 

“I am able to witness first-hand all of the amazing instruction that is happening in classrooms.   My blog allows me to serve as a personal tour guide to others who are not able to view education from this vantage point.”

Hallman invites persons to use the “E-mail Jenna” link to send her a message. The blog can be viewed at <>.