A Columbia International University alumnus is a finalist for South Carolina Teacher of the Year. D. Craig Andrysczyk (pronounced: an-DRY-sack) graduated from CIU's Undergraduate School in 1990. Known as "Math Daddy," Andrysczyk teaches fifth grade mathematics and science at Oak Pointe Elementary School in Irmo, S.C., a suburb northwest of Columbia.
South Carolina's Teacher of the Year participates in a one-year residency program at the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement and serves as a statewide ambassador for the profession. The winner also receives a $25,000 cash award.
The winner will be announced April 27.
For details on Andrysczyk's nomination visit the WIS TV Web site: http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14154743&clienttype=printable. Or you can check out the Web site for Lexington/Richland School District 5 at: http://www.lex5.k12.sc.us/news.cfm?story=3479.