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Patricia Swinton

Patricia Swinton (MS '91)


A. C. Flora High School
Columbia, SC

Subject(s) taught: Biology/Life Science, Anatomy and Physiology
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Patricia Swinton was:

Provine High School
Jackson, MS

Subject(s) taught: Biology/Life Science
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Patricia Swinton teaches human anatomy and consumer science at Provine High School. Committed to providing her students with the best, she recently won a grant from the Eli Lilly Corporation to buy new science lab equipment. Ms. Swinton is sponsor of the Provine Meteorology Club, the only club of its kind in the district. Members collect data from the club's weather shelter, and their results are broadcast on a local TV station. The club is the only high school weather project in the nation to have its data printed in the American Weather Observer, a national meteorological newspaper. Ms. Swinton, a finalist for Mississippi's 1991 Teacher of the Year, has received the Jackson Public Schools' Gold Apple Award for high school teaching and the Silver Apple for outstanding professional standards and community involvement.

Patricia Swinton In The News

Third 'Unsung Heroes' book from McCutcheon honors Greater Lafayette figures
Lafayette Journal & Courier  |  May 19 , 2012  |  Lafayette, IN

Additional Information


2012 Richland District One Teacher of the Year

2012 A.C. Flora H.S. Teacher of the Year

2011 Women of Excellence Award-Education

1991 Finalist for Mississippi Teacher of the Year

1991 Mississippi Educator of the Year-Milken Award

1990 Prrovine High School Teacher of the Year

1990 Jackson Public Schools Teacher of the Year


2012 Teacher of the Year Forums

2009 Reading in the Content Area


2012 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

2012 South Carolina Association of Black School Educaators

2012 National Scienct Teachers Association

2012 Human Anatomy & Physiology Society

2012 South Carolina Science Consortium


2005 IB Certification-Biology

2002 National Board Certified-Adolescence and Young Adult Science

1994 Ed.S. Secondary Science Education

1978 MA- Secondary Science Education

1967 Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus, B.S.

Science, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Biology