Hall of Master Teachers

Newberry College Hall of Master Teachers

The Newberry College Hall of Master Teachers recognizes educators for exemplary dedication and service.  It was established in 2012 to highlight Newberry College graduates for their excellence in the field of education.  Inductees are judged by a blind review panel on the basis of their professional activities, educational leadership, philosophy, and influence on students and colleagues.  

Four master teachers are inducted each year from the following categories: 1) Retired educator, 2) Educator working outside the classroom, 3) Veteran educator in the classroom (6 years or more), and 4) New classroom teacher (in the first 5 years of teaching).

2013 winners will be announced on Friday, November 8, at the Hall of Master Teacher Convocation to be held at AMC Theater at Newberry College.

Nomination forms are due October 15, 2013. To receive a nomination form and nominate an educator for this honor, please contact Jennifer Morrison, Chair of the Department of Teacher Education, at or (803) 321-5684.   

2012 Inductees to the Hall of Master Teachers
New Teacher: Craig Wheatley

At the time of his induction, Craig was in his third year of teaching at White Knoll High School. He serves as the SGA Advisor, a US History Lead teacher, and a district representative for the district end of course review panel.  Craig was recently named the 2012-13 Teacher of the Year at White Knoll High School. 

Veteran Teacher: Jennifer Howard

Jennifer teaches English and is growing future educators through her work as the Teacher Cadet teacher at Clinton High School.

Educator Working Outside the Public School Classroom: Dr. Chris Burkett

Chris currently serves as the Head of the Division of Education at Columbia College, Assistant Director of the Divergent Learning Program, and Editor of the Teacher Education Journal of South Carolina.

Retired Educator: Bill Hilton, Jr.

Bill was twice named South Carolina Science Teacher of the Year and honored as the state’s Outstanding Biology Teacher. Discover Magazine cited him as one of “50 Best Brains in Science” and among ten top amateur scientists in America.

Hall of Master Teachers