Patti Tate, a Northwestern High School English teacher, was recognized as South Carolina’s 46th teacher of the year April 27,2011.
S.C. Superintendent of Education Mick Zais and Governor Nikki Haley, presented Patti Tate with the award Wednesday evening at a banquet at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. “Patti is a master teacher dedicated to creating an environment of high expectations for student achievement,” Zais said. “Her teaching philosophy centers on guiding her students to become independent, lifelong learners.”