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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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Jessica McCormick, Orangeburg School District 5’s Teacher of the Year

Jessica is a teacher at Mellichamp Elementary, busy preparing and motivating her 4th grade class. Here is a bit of her story:   “Education was so central to my life that I knew from a young age that I wanted to become a teacher. Growing up in a home where both of my parents were...

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Marcia Womble, Laurens School District 55’s Teacher of the Year

Marcia is an art teacher for k4-8th grade and has the important task of preserving the culture of "the arts" for our children.   “Many teachers, especially those in my elementary school years, made an impact on my life and inspired me to choose this profession. When I began...

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Meet Karen Teague, Greenwood County School District 50’s Teacher of the Year

Karen is an enthusiastic and caring social studies teacher from Emerald High School, here is a bit of her story in her own words:   “As a child, I often played school and taught my dolls. Once I entered college, I began to consider what I wanted in the future. Teaching was the...

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Meet Shannon Peterson, Horry County District Teacher of the Year

Today's #teacherhero is Shannon Peterson, who teaches pre-school special education at Ocean Bay Elementary in Horry County. Thank you for your passion for learning and teaching, Shannon! “I knew by the age of 7 or 8 that I wanted to teach. All I wanted to do was play 'school,' and I begged...

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Meet Tracey R. Schreiber-Preston, Hampton School District One’s Teacher of the Year

 Tracey is a kindergarten teacher at Brunson Elementary School. Tracey's positive attitude keeps her classes and students upbeat and fun! Here is a bit of what she has to say:   “I have always wanted to be a teacher. I remember playing school when I was little, and I never quit!...

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Meet Heather Gardner, Greenwood County School District 52’s Teacher of the Year

Heather is a 4th grade math teacher at Ninety Six Elementary School. She has the great responsibility of showing her classes how fun math can really be! Here is a bit of her story: “I've always known I wanted to become a teacher. In elementary school, I often came home and played...

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Meet Katina Davis, Florence County School District Two’s Teacher of the Year

Katina teaches physical Science and chemistry at Hannah Pamplico High! -- South Carolina Future Minds welcomes all of Katina's students and anyone else who is interested to participate in "This School's Got STEM!" #TSGS -- for more information visit scfutureminds.com or visit our Facebook...

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