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Mollie Suits, Spartanburg County School District Six’s Teacher of the Year
Mollie is a dedicated and supportive teacher at Anderson Mill Elementary School. Here is a bit of her story:
“I knew from a young age that I wanted to help children by teaching them how to reach their goals. I thought physical therapy was my ticket until I taught in a 2nd-3rd grade classroom at Vacation Bible School as a high school student. I had so much fun! I became a Teacher Cadet my senior year, and by the end of high school, I was hooked on teaching. I couldn’t wait to have my own classroom and help students achieve their goals every day!
My motto for teaching is, ‘If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right.’ I love the moments when my students and I forget we’re at school. Whether it’s in the middle of learning a new skill, or outside throwing the football, I have found that the most learning takes place when everyone’s having fun. I leave my job everyday knowing that what I did impacted lives of children and families, set up the future of our nation for success, and even taught a few things along the way. The purpose and joy I feel in teaching far exceeds any dollar amount on a pay check.
 
I love the relationships that are built over multiple years of teaching the same students. We grow up together and are able to build a tight-knit community that expands beyond the classroom walls. The investment I have in my students’ lives and their investment in mine is immeasurable.”

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