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Teacher of the Year

Mr. Gilliard  

2020-2021 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mr. Jacob Gilliard, Savannah Grove Elementary School’s 2020-2021 Teacher of the year!!!

Mr. Jacob Nigel Gilliard is a native of Florence, SC. He was educated in Florence One Schools and is a graduate of West Florence High School. After graduation, he continued his education at Claflin University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Mr. Gilliard is a graduate of the renown Call Me Mister Program and is also an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Mr. Gilliard is a third year 4th grade mathematics and science teacher. He believes that the key to any successful classroom, starts with creating a positive and respectful learning environment. Mr. Gilliard is a recipient of the Camp Hype Foundation “Leader Beyond the Wall” Award (2019), as well as the Call Me Mister Visionary Leader Award (2019). Outside of school, he enjoys traveling, eating out, and collecting cologne.