Carolina Connection: Sitting Down With South Carolina Teacher Of The Year Finalist Rick Whitmore

YORK, S.C. — Say hello to South Carolina Teacher of the Year Finalist.

CN2’s Laurabree Monday sits down with Rick Whitmore. He’s a Spanish Teacher at York Comprehensive High School.

He says he feels humbled and excited.

Whitmore is a very loud teacher who interactions with his students in a very personal way. He adjusts his lessons to their likes and dislikes.

This year, he got rid of his desk, since teaching Spanish is all about communication. Eliminating desks, he says, is a way to remove the barrier to help the learning process.

In the video above, learn more about Whitmore and how he’s been coping with COVID-19 and using various pieces of technology to interact with his students.