District Five educator receives National Teaching Excellence Award

A Lexington-Richland School District Five educator has received the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

Peter Lauzon is a member of the South Carolina Education Association (SCEA) and was nominated for the award based on his leadership and excellence in education. He has been a STEM educator in School District Five for over 21 years. He currently teaches Biomedical Sciences at the Center for Advance Technical Studies. He began his teaching career in 1988.

“I am truly humbled to be chosen by The SCEA to represent the educators of South Carolina for such a prestigious award,” Lauzon said. “Our school district, this community, and my colleagues have all played an integral role in my career and for that, I am truly thankful.”

The NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence recognizes educators for their leadership, excellence in the classroom, commitment to equity and diversity, and advocacy for the teaching profession. It provides an annual opportunity for NEA state leaders to collectively and publicly recognize and reward exemplary educators for their outstanding instruction and advocacy to advance the profession. Between September and May each year, NEA direct affiliates may nominate an educator to receive an Award for Teaching Excellence.

“We celebrate Mr. Lauzon’s exemplary instruction and dedication to the teaching profession,” said School District Five Chief of Academics Tina McCaskill. “He is well-respected for his leadership in our district as well as in the state and is most deserving of this distinguished honor.”

The South Carolina Education Association works to promote public education and support public school employees. The mission of the South Carolina Education Association is to be the leading advocate for quality public education in South Carolina.

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