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Emily Grant, Anderson School District Three’s Teacher of the Year

Emily teaches art, k4-5, with great passion and vigor for the subject matter and students alike! Here's a bit of her story: “I always had great teacher role models from my mom and my grandmother. Education was engrained in my family, and I knew from seeing my mother teach and...

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Caroline Weathers, Dorchester School District Four’s Teacher of the Year

Caroline is an enthusiastic 7th grade science teacher at St. George Middle School! Here is a bit of her story:   “I had a fleeting thought for a while when I was four that I wanted to teach art, but it wasn't until I was in graduate school in Athens, GA, that the idea became action....

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Hanna Hanlin, Darlington County School District’s Teacher of the Year

Hanna teaches 2nd grade at Pate Elementary, leading the way with modern methods of education. Here is a bit of her story:   “Growing up, I always admired my mother as an educator. From her days as a kindergarten teacher when she taught her students how to write letters with shaving...

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Sharon Blackwood, Berkeley County School District’s Teacher of the Year

Sharon is a 3rd grade teacher at Sedgefield Intermediate, trying to pass on the enthusiasm and compassion she was given. Here is a bit of her story:   “As a child, I was captivated by energetic, enthusiastic and compassionate teachers from grades second through twelfth. Each of these...

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Danessa A. Barr, Anderson County School District 5’s Teacher of the Year

Danessa is determined to educate and guide her students in positive directions! She teaches 5th grade at Nevitt Forest Elementary School. Here is a bit of Danessa's story in her own words:   “My sixth-grade teacher, Mrs. JB, was the teacher that sparked my love for math and science....

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Teariney Tobin, Barnwell (Williston) District 29’s Teacher of the Year

Teariney is a 3rd grade ELA Kelly Edwards Elementary who has dreamed of teaching since about their age! Here is a bit of her story in her own words: “I've known that I've wanted to be a teacher since I was in elementary school. I loved playing school with my stuffed animals. I would...

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Kelli Taylor, Saluda County Schools’ Teacher of the Year

                                                                                                                         Kelli is a 7th grade math teacher at Saluda Middle School. Here is her short but heartfelt comment on being...

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Mary Woodward From Florence One Named Teacher of the Year Finalist

Congratulations to #teacherhero Mary Woodward, a music teacher at North Vista Elementary School in Florence School District One, for being named a Teacher of the Year finalist! Mary is one of five finalists. The SC Teacher of the Year will be announced in Columbia on May 3rd. Mary, we are...

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Dr. Elisabeth Hardy Named Finalist For SC Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to #teacherhero Dr. Elisabeth Hardy who teaches 12th grade English and Advanced Placement at North Augusta High School in Aiken County School District! Elisabeth has been selected as one of five finalists for the South Carolina Teacher of the Year award. We are looking forward...

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Nequi Dunlap, Chester County School District’s Teacher of the Year

Nequi is a hard working and passionate Pre-K teacher at Chester Park COLT! Here is a bit of her story in her own words:   “I knew I wanted to be a teacher after participating in the Teacher Cadet program. The experiences of visiting various classroom settings and witnessing the...

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