2012/2013 South Carolina Teacher of the Year Drives Home a New 2012 BMW X3

Spartanburg, SC - 05/02/2012

Amy McAllister-Skinner announced as 2012/2013 South Carolina Teacher of the Year.

State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Mick Zais, announced Tuesday evening at a privately funded celebration that Amy McAllister-Skinner was named the 2012/2013 South Carolina Teacher of the Year. As part of the celebration, BMW Manufacturing, the event’s premier sponsor, handed the Johnsonville High School English teacher the keys to a 2012 Alpine White BMW X3 xDrive35i equipped with the M Sport package. During her yearlong sabbatical from the classroom, McAllister-Skinner will drive the BMW throughout South Carolina as the state’s public education ambassador.

Amy McAllister-Skinner acknowledged that the honor was bittersweet saying, “I will miss all of my kids, but am proud to spread the word across the state. Everybody needs to know all of the great things going on in public education in South Carolina.”

“Advancing education is paramount to BMW’s long-term success. We applaud all teachers throughout South Carolina who prepare the future workforce with the necessary skills to become viable candidates for various industries, including manufacturing,” said Sky Foster, Manager, Corporate Communications for BMW Manufacturing. “We hope Amy enjoys her new South Carolina-built BMW.”

The South Carolina Teacher of the Year will participate in a yearlong residency at the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA). Along with the use of the BMW X3 for one year, McAllister-Skinner also receives a $25,000 cash award, a set of Michelin tires and a celebratory ring from Jostens.

Amy McAllister-Skinner succeeds Patti Tate, an English teacher at Northwestern High School in York School District 3. McAllister-Skinner earned a bachelor’s degree from Francis Marion University and will complete a master’s degree from Coastal Carolina University this month. She has been teaching for five years. Johnsonville High School is in Florence School District Five.

BMW Manufacturing Co.

BMW Manufacturing Co. is a subsidiary of BMW AG in Munich, Germany and is the global producer of the BMW X3 and X5 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupe. In addition to the South Carolina manufacturing facility, BMW North American subsidiaries include sales, marketing and financial services operations in the United States, Canada and throughout Latin America; and a design firm and technology office in California. For more information on BMW Manufacturing, visit www.bmwusfactory.com.

BMW Group In America

BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 110 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Production Figures

  •  2019 Production - April
    • X3 Vehicles: 9,568
    • X4 Vehicles: 5,809
    • X5 Vehicles: 12,863
    • X6 Vehicles: 981
    • X7 Vehicles: 5,322
  • Number of jobs – 11,000
  • U.S. suppliers – 300
  • South Carolina suppliers– Over 40

Media Contacts

Sky Foster

BMW Manufacturing Co.
P. O. Box 11000
Spartanburg, SC 29304


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