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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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Meet LaTonya Yates-Ford, Marion County School District Teacher of the Year

Today's #teacherhero is LaTonya Yates-Ford from Marion County School District. Ms. Yates-Ford teaches 8th grade at Palmetto Middle School. Here's a bit of her story in her own words: "Teaching is the greatest and most rewarding profession in the world. Every day is a new adventure, be...

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Meet Caroline Manning, Richland 1 District Teacher of the Year

Today's #teacherhero is Caroline Manning, a second grade teacher at Brennen Elementary (Go Bulldogs!).  Here's a bit of her story in her own words: "While an undergrad at the University of South Carolina, I had the honor of serving as a page for the House Education and Public Works Committee in...

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Meet Rhonda Rankin, Lexington 4 District Teacher of the Year

Today's #teacherhero is Rhonda Rankin, who teaches speech to 1st and 2nd graders at Sandhills Primary School.  Here's a bit of her story in her own words: "Throughout my childhood, I had a mild stuttering deficit; and at age 12, I asked my mom for help. I received speech therapy for six...

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Meet Frances Meetze, Newberry County School District’s Teacher of the Year

  Frances is a passionate social studies teacher at Mid-Carolina High School, here is her story. "I have known almost my whole life that I wanted to be a teacher. My mom was a first-grade teacher, and I loved helping her set up her classroom to get ready for the year. I played school in...

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