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Dr. Cliff Barrineau (SC '03)

Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction

Dreher High School
Columbia, SC

Grade(s): 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Dr. Cliff Barrineau was:

Hand Middle School
Columbia, SC

Subject(s) taught: Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus
Grade(s): 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

National Board Certified teacher Cliff B. Barrineau uses a variety of instructional practices to make math relevant to his students at Hand Middle School in Columbia, South Carolina. He has a "can do" attitude and spends extra time with students to ensure their mastery of each subject area. If students score below their ability on a test, Dr. Barrineau will not only re-teach the material, but will re-test his students until they reach their potential. Outside the classroom, Dr. Barrineau continues to help students-even those not in his classes-through lunchtime tutoring sessions for those who need extra help. He created a math team to give high-achieving students an outlet for their interest in the subject. Last year his students achieved a 100 percent passing rate on the Algebra I end-of-course test.

Additional Information


1982 Francis Marion University, B.S.