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LaTyphani Littlejohn, Spartanburg School District 7’s Teacher of the Year

LaTyphani is a caring second grade teacher at the Cleveland Academy of Leadership. Here is a bit of her story:   “I discovered my passion for teaching Junior year in high school. The most satisfying part of my day is the afternoon meeting when students share what they enjoyed most...

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Amy Dherit, Spartanburg County School District 2’s Teacher of the Year

Amy teaches 6th-8th grade science at Boiling Springs Middle, showing her students that there are many paths in life. Here is a bit of her story:   “Becoming a teacher became apparent right after my youngest son was born, when my oldest son and I participated in a weekly playgroup....

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Linda M. Bratton, Palmetto Unified School District’s Teacher of the Year

Linda teaches adult education at Perry Adult Learning Center, proving it is never too late to learn. Here is a comment on her experience in education:   “The best part of my day is helping students understand that they can use what they learn anywhere. It's also rewarding...

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Terrie Campbell, McCormick County School District’s Teacher of the Year

Terrie is a 2nd grade teacher at Mccormick Elementary. Here is a short comment on her experience as an educator: “I first knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was 12 years old. Education is not a 9 to 5 occupation--if teaching is your calling, be prepared to work harder than you...

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Mansa Joseph, Lexington School District 5’s Teacher of the Year

Mansa is inspiring his students at Irmo Elementary! Here is a bit of his story:   “I discovered my passion for teaching when meeting with the men in the Call Me Mister program. They had such enthusiasm and passion for educating young minds, it gave me a vision for what my future as a...

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Keighley Aldridge, Laurens County School District 56’s Teacher of the Year

Keighley is an enthusiastic 3rd grade teacher at Joanna-Woodson Elementary School. Here is a bit of her story:   “Growing up, my mother and grandmother were both educators. They instilled a love of learning in me as a child, which is why defining the moment I realized I wanted to...

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Kirsten Mobley, Greenwood County School District 51’s Teacher of the Year

Kirsten doubles as a 6th grade science and social studies teacher at Ware Shoals Elementary Middle. Here is a comment on her experiences:   “As a child, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I love teaching, I love seeing students ‘get it,’ and love for them to get excited about...

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David Whitmire, Abbeville County School District’s Teacher of the Year

David is a passionate 4th grade ELA and social studies teacher at Westwood Elementary. Here is a bit of his story:   “In my ninth-grade art I class, my teacher asked me to go around the room and offer to help anyone who looked like they needed it. I learned that I could show other...

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Mary Hall-Kellar, Florence School District Four’s Teacher of the Year

Mary is a motivated media specialist at Brockington Elementary. Here is a bit of her story:   “When I was 5 years old, I knew what I wanted to be. Most kids were playing teacher, but not me--I was the librarian. I had books set up around my room for my friends to check...

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Pamela Flynn, Spartanburg County School District 3’s Teacher of the Year

Pamela teaches social studies at Broome High School, she is also a finalist for 2017 SC Teacher of the Year! Congratulations!   “I can remember playing ‘teacher’ with my friends (yes! they had to be the students) when I was in elementary school. It was only after several...

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