Walter Earle

Mcbee, SC | Years Taught: 1987 – Present

Walter follows his own philosophy of teaching. He and his students strive to develop skills and knowledge to better enable one to earn a living and be able to get the most out of living. That is education. His FFA motto: ‘Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve’ reflects his philosophy. Mr. Earle believes the daily rewards of being a teacher include watching students gain life skills that make them productive citizens. The very best part of teaching is exposing students to the connection between the classroom and the “real” world. By using everyday samples and examples, students realize that the classroom “learning” is meaningful to them. The long-term rewards are enjoying these students’ successes many years after graduation. Someone is not a teacher until someone has learned.

Additional Recognition

  • 2010 • State Teacher of the Year Award Within a Discipline, Agriculture
  • 2009 • South Carolina Career and Technical Educator of the Year
  • 1997 • Wal-Mart Foundation Teacher of the Year
  • 1991 • National Future Farmers of America South Carolina Agriscience Teacher of the Year