Professor Honored by SC Independent Colleges and Universities Group
Dr. Ann Wyatt
Dr. Ann Wyatt, Professor of Education at Limestone College and Chair of the college's Department of Elementary Education, was presented with the 2012 Excellence in Teaching award from South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Inc. (SCICU).

A Gaffney resident, Dr. Wyatt has taught at Limestone for 24 years. She served as Director of Teacher Education and Chair of the Teacher Education Committee for 12 of those years. She teaches courses in reading methods, social studies methods, history and philosophy of education, and principles of education. Her students say her use of humor in the classroom makes her an effective teacher. She has received the Fullerton Award for Excellence in Teaching five times during her tenure at Limestone as recognition for her outstanding teaching abilities.

Dr. Wyatt earned a bachelor of arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a master's of arts in History from the University of Tennessee, a master's in education in Reading Education from Clemson University, and a doctoral degree in Reading Education from the University of Georgia. She is a member of the International Reading Association, the National Council for the Teachers of English, and the Association for Childhood Education International.

Dr. Walt Griffin, President of Limestone College, notes that "Dr. Wyatt is an excellent mentor not only to pre-service teachers, but to new and junior faculty as well. We at Limestone College are grateful for her dedication and leadership."

Dr. Karen W. Gainey, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Executive Vice President at Limestone, said "Dr. Wyatt's energy and enthusiasm in the classroom make her an ideal role model for aspiring teachers," said "Her love of books is infectious, and she helps pre-service teachers understand how best to help young students develop their own appreciation for books and reading. Her recent participation with pre-service teachers in ‘Reading Across America' at a local elementary school is just one example of her commitment to reading education."