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Meet Tiffany Smith, Florence County School District Three Teacher of the Year

Today's #teacherhero is Tiffany Smith, District Teacher of the Year in Florence Three.  Ms. Smith teaches 3rd grade Math and Science at Main Street Elementary School.  Here's a bit of her story in her own words: What I love most about my job is that every day is distinct. My students ensure...

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Meet Elisabeth Hardy, Aiken County District Teacher of the Year

Today's #teacherhero is Elisabeth Hardy from Aiken County.  Elisabeth teaches English at North Augusta High School.  Here's a bit of her story in her own words: "I remember when I interviewed for a summer program during my sophomore year of high school, I was asked what my future goals were....

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Meet Amber Bouknight, School District Lexington Three’s Teacher of the Year

 Amber knew she wanted to teach from a young age, here is some of her story.   “We've all heard the quote "Do what you love and never work a day in your life." This statement is so true for educators who were born to teach. I would tell anyone considering teaching that choosing...

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Meet Justin Bair Wingard, Anderson School District One’s Teacher of the Year

 Justin is a math teacher from Palmetto High School. Justin's commitment to knowledge is commendable and recognized, here is a bit of his story. “When I was a student, we had the opportunity to help in primary and elementary school classrooms as part of service learning. I worked...

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Meet Beverly Schroth, Lancaster County School District’s Teacher of the Year

  Beverly is a passionate chemistry teacher from Indian Land High School! Here is a bit of her story. "At age 12 I had heart surgery to correct an overactive ventricle in my heart, and I walked out of the hospital the next day. I didn't know then that I was going to be a teacher, but I...

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Meet Corday Borders, Charleston County School District Teacher of the Year

 Corday teaches 5th grade math, ELA, and reading at Belle Hall Elementary School, here is a bit of her story.   "Teaching is a gift that you have that you share with others. It requires more patience, strength, and love than you can ever imagine. But at the end of the day, you have...

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Meet Kia Valentine from Barnwell 45’s District Teacher of the Year

Kia is a fine arts teacher at Barnwell Primary School. She is an inspiration to students and teachers alike. Here is a little piece of Kia's story! "I adore seeing my students tell their individual stories through their artistic creations. Because of the diversity in ages, ethnicities, family...

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Meet Mary Lynn Woodward, Florence School District Teacher of the Year

Today's #teacherhero: Mary Lynn Woodward from Florence School District One. Mary teaches music at North Vista Elementary School, here is some of her story in her own words. "I first knew I wanted to be a teacher during my Junior and Senior years in high school. I had a teacher who had such an...

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Meet Katie Saunders, Greenville County School’s Teacher of the Year

Katie Saunders from Greenville County Schools. Katie is a 1st and 2nd grade teacher from Bethel Elementary School. Here is a bit of her story! "I first knew that I wanted to be a teacher my sophomore year of college at Furman University. I took an Education Class to fulfill a general...

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Meet Nikki Culbertson, Spartanburg School District Four Teacher of the Year

 Nikki is a 5th grade ELA/social studies teacher at Woodruff Elementary School with a passion for reading!   "As a teacher, I have a chance every single day to change someone's life. I have constant opportunities to help my students grow into mature, responsible, lovers of learning....

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