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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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Gabrielle Wriborg, SC School for the Deaf and Blind’s Teacher of the Year

Gabrielle is a 7th-12th grade math teacher who is inspired by her students just as much as she inspires them! Here is a bit of her story: “My grandfather, who was a high school principal, recognized my passion and procured for me a full-sized chalkboard when his school was...

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Kaitlin Manchester, Richland School District Two’s Teacher of the Year

Kaitlin teaches ELA at Muller Road Middle, helping students, "unlock the potential they did not realize they possessed." Here is a bit of her story:   “When I was five, I remember steering my stuffed animals to 'school' on a toy wooden bus each morning and teaching them lessons!...

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Meet Lana O’Shields, Spartanburg School District One Teacher of the Year

Today's #teacherhero, Lana O'Shields, is a reading coach for pre-K to 3rd grades at Inman Elementary School.  Here's a bit of her story: “I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher. My first classroom is easy to describe. As a child, I arranged my stuffed animals in their desks, gave...

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