Across the state, Hilton Head Island’s Heritage Academy is renowned for the quality of its curriculum and the world-class capabilities of its educators. And on March 8, all of those educators were rooting for one of their own. As a finalist for South Carolina Independent Schools Association’s Teacher of the Year, Laurie Biggs had her final interview that day to determine whether she takes the title. By all accounts, she crushed it.

“It’s a huge honor to have been named a finalist,” said Biggs, “because there are so many worthy teachers at my school and across the state.”

Having spent the last seven and a half years at Heritage Academy, Biggs represents the passion for learning exemplified by this remarkable school. “It’s really the ideal spot to be a teacher because we have small classes and I get to know my students and their parents,” she said.

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