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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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Meet Ashton Goretzke, Georgetown County School District’s Teacher of the Year

Ashton is an inspiration in and out of the classroom, here is a bit of her story. The most satisfying part of my day is at the beginning of each class period, when I ask my students to share good things going on in their lives. I love the opportunity to connect with my students on personal level...

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Meet Tamika Fordham, Calhoun County School District’s Teacher of the Year

Today's #teacherhero: Tamika Fordham from Calhoun County School District.Tamika reminds us how special every individual child is and here is a little bit of her story. When I was a child, my parents placed a lot of emphasis on making sure my siblings and I received an education. They experienced...

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Meet Tracy Hatcher, Chesterfield District Teacher of the Year

Today's #teacherhero is Tracy Hatcher, a 5th Grade Social Studies teacher at Cheraw Intermediate School in Chesterfield County.  Here's a bit of her story in her own words: "Growing up I had a countless list of teachers, coaches, and mentors that had a profound impact on my life. Yet, it was...

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Meet Brooke Lance, Anderson Two District Teacher of the Year

Today's #teacherhero is Brooke Lance from Anderson Two.  Brooke is a 4th Grade Math & Science Teacher at Belton Elementary.  Here's her story in her own words: “I credit my mother with my love for learning and my desire to become a teacher. With her, learning was never a chore; it was...

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Meet Anthony Pitts, Jasper County Teacher of the Year

Anthony Pitts has been teaching for 25 years.  He is a #teacherhero in South Carolina, currently serving at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School.  Here's his story in his own words: "I knew I was anointed to be a teacher at an early age. My 5th grade reading teacher, Mrs. Freeman, saw something...

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Dorchester 2 Teacher Wins Caribbean Cruise As Part of Teacher Appreciation Month

A Dorchester School District Two Elementary School teacher has won a four-day, five-night Caribbean cruise from Bojangles’ as part of its May Teacher Appreciation Month promotion. Maree Carway, a 5K teacher at Windsor Hill Arts Infused Elementary School, was awarded the cruise today during...

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South Carolina Future Minds partners with Bojangles’ to Provide Reading Books & Honor Teachers Across the State

  Now through September 25, My First Library program allows Bojangles' customers to honor teachers and support academic achievement of low-income students. For South Carolinians who love biscuits and early childhood reading, September is a great month. Now in its third year, South Carolina...

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