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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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Nayantara Yadav Ojha, Allendale County School District’s Teacher of the Year

Nayantara is a math teacher inspiring the students at Allendale Fairfax High. Here is a bit f her story:   “Since I was a child I have always known in my heart that I was born to teach. Formally I knew I wanted to teach in my 12th grade class when I became a ‘real teacher’ (role...

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Erin Fox, Cherokee County School District’s Teacher of the Year

Erin is a 9th-10th grade english teacher at Gaffney High School. She is also a finalist for 2017 SC Teacher of the Year! Congratulations!   “I first decided to become a teacher during my 'Women in Literature' class, which was the only class where felt like I could be expressive and...

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Ralph Lawson, Union County School District’s Teacher of the Year

Ralph teaches drama at Union County High School with sage advice and a vision of success for his students. Here is a bit of his story: “I first realized I wanted to be a teacher while taking a course in children's theatre in college. I most love working with students; engaging them...

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Sharon Mellette, Clarendon School District One’s Teacher of the Year

Sharon teaches social studies at Scott'S Branch Middle. Here is a short comment on her experience being an educator: “I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I would sit nightly during the week and help teach my grandfather how to read. The most satisfying part of my day is when I see...

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