DMS Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Jennifer Swank

Mrs. Jennifer Swank is our new Dawkins Teacher of the Year! 

Jennifer has been dedicated to bettering herself, her students, and Dawkins since she began teaching 13 years ago. Her personal passion for those with special needs has benefited students within our district as well as those in the community. Here are some of her accomplishments:

• Taught at Dawkins for 13 years
• Administration certification/fill in for admin as needed
• 7th grade team leader
• Part of Special Education Stakeholders committee for Spart6
• Designed and serve on committee for lockdown procedures planning for special ed students
• NIET training, mentor and evaluator
• Several Donors Choose grants, including snacks for kids and classroom supplies
• Gifted and talented endorsement
• Started Grub club for DMS students as an after school enrichment program

• Chairman of the Board for the Carolina Miracle League (baseball for children and adults with physical and/or mental disabilities)