The South Carolina Department of Education and State Superintendent Molly Spearman are proud to announce Ms. Trixi DeRosa-Davis of Greer, S.C. as the 2016 International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) Blended and Online Learning Teacher of the Year. She received this award at the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium in San Antonio, Texas on October 27, 2016. Previously, Trixi was named the 2016 VirtualSC Teacher of the Year.
“Congratulations to Trixi DeRosa-Davis on receiving this prestigious national honor. She is a dedicated instructor who works tirelessly to ensure that her world language students are successful. We are so proud of Trixi and look forward to her continued classroom leadership!” said State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman.
Trixi DeRosa-Davis is a Spanish Instructor and World Languages Lead Teacher for VirtualSC. Trixi has been teaching for 13 years total, with the last 5 years full-time with VirtualSC. Prior to moving to the virtual classroom, she spent 8 years in the traditional classroom teaching Spanish at all grade levels. Trixi is also a part-time instructor at USC Upstate in the School of Education, where she has taught World Language Teaching Methods and Resources and Technology in Teaching since 2012.
As an educator, Trixi has mentored a number of beginning teachers in both the traditional and virtual classrooms.At VirtualSC, not only has she mentored teachers, but she has also played an instrumental role in the development of the Spanish program, which includes her current work in transitioning the courses to a proficiency-based model. She enjoys presenting at conferences and workshops and is tireless in her commitment to excellence in online instruction.
The iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Teacher of the Year Award is given to a K-12 educator whose efforts as a personalized, blended and/or online teacher exemplify to the highest degree their commitment to student success, knowledge and skill as a professional educator, and dedication to the field of blended and online teaching. The winner of this award must clearly meet, if not exceed, the standards for quality online teacher as established by iNACOL.
VirtualSC is a free state-sponsored online program of the South Carolina Department of Education. VirtualSC serves students currently attending public, private and home schools in grades 7-12 and Adult Education Programs. Last year, the program served 60,833 individual students across South Carolina. Course offerings include all core content areas, career and technology education, world language, computer science, and fine arts. Courses are offered at the college prep, honors and AP level taught by SC certified, highly qualified teachers. For more information about VirtualSC and for a full list of available courses, please visit VirtualSC.org.
iNACOL drives the global transformation of K-12 education, providing policy advocacy, publishing quality standards and catalyzing new opportunities for anytime, anywhere personalized learning. For more information on iNACOL, please visit iNACOL.org.