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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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Meet Magan Lyerly, Florence 5 District Teacher of the Year

Today's #teacherhero is Magan Lyerly.  Ms. Lyerly teaches third grade at Johnsonville Elementary School.  Here's a bit of her story in her own words: “I have known I wanted to be a teacher since 3rd grade. I had the best teacher, Mrs. Mirandi Squires--she made learning come to life in our...

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Tess Curry, Clarendon School District Two’s Teacher of the Year

Tess is a 9th-12th grade physics/physical science teacher at Manning High School. Tess inspires positive attitudes and an urge to learn, here is a bit of her story in her words:   “My teaching career was sparked between my junior and senior year in college--I taught middle-school...

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Meet Jodie Branham, Dillon Three District Teacher of the Year

Today's #teacherhero is Jodie Branham from Dillon School District Three.  Jodie teaches Dance at Latta High School.  We're grateful for her moves! Here's a bit of her story in her own words: "It was clear I was destined to be a teacher when, as a young girl, I would make my younger brother...

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Beth Harrison, Anderson School District Four’s Teacher of the Year

Beth teaches STEM, grades K-6th at Mount Lebanon Elementary School. Here is a comment on her teaching experiences in her own words: “I first realized I wanted to be a teacher as an adult, after volunteering and substitute teaching in my child's school. To anyone considering entering the...

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Michael Martin, the SDJJ’s Teacher of the Year

Michael teaches english and social studies at Coastal Evaluation Center. He stays busy making a difference in the lives of children who have much to overcome. Here is a bit of his story:   “I discovered I wanted to teach in high school. The reason I find teaching rewarding is...

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Marisa Lewis, Williamsburg County School District’s Teacher of the Year

Marisa gives her all teaching 4th grade at Hemingway Elementary School! Here is a bit of her story in her own words: “I have always known I wanted to be a teacher. I started off like most little girls, playing with and teaching her dolls. As I got older, I veered away but ended up doing what I...

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