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2021-2022 CRCAS Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mr. James Dean for being selected as the Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies Teacher of the Year. 

Mr. Dean strengthens and improves the teaching profession by developing positive relationships with his students.His soft and welcoming demeanor makes his students feel welcome and like they belong and is instrumental in developing their minds to prepare them for a future career in media technology.

Mr. Dean has five years of teaching experience and over 20 years experience working in television, where he has won a Southeast Emmy Award along with two Georgia Associated Press of Media Editors Awards.

From Mrs. Brown: 

"Mr. Dean's presence has made a tremendous difference to the quality of our Audio Visual Technology Program and, more importantly, the lives of our students. He immediately gave his students exposure, experimental teaching, and application they needed to build their self-confidence. Once our students realized they were responsible for taking photos of school events, you could see their self-confidence rise to new levels. In a span of 9 short weeks, I've seen Mr. Dean teach students with natural talent to do amazing things with audio and visual technology and equipment. "

James Dean and Vanessa BrownJames Dean with Media Tech class