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Meet Gina Hilger, Sumter School District’s Teacher of the Year

Today we also have a shout out to the City of Sumter, South Carolina! Gina is a 6th-8th guidance counselor at Chestnut Oaks Middle inspiring hope wherever it is needed. Here is a bit of her story in her own words:   “I fell in love with counseling when I was in the Air Force. I was...

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Meet Marie Karr Andoy-Gladfelter, Orangeburg School District 3 Teacher of the Year

Today's #teacherhero is Marie Karr Andoy-Gladfelter, Teacher of the Year for Orangeburg School District 3.  Marie teaches 4th grade ELA and Social Studies at Holly Hill Elementary.  Here's a bit of her story: Over the years, I have learned teaching is very challenging and six hours' sleep is a...

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Meet Candace Bohachic, Dillon School District Four’s Teacher of the Year

Candace is a 3rd grade teacher, busy being a positive influence to students all over the school, instructing them in ELA, math, science, and social studies at East Elementary School -whew! As The Frizz says, "SEATBELTS, everyone!"   “When I was in the third grade, I had a teacher...

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Meet Craig H. Jelks, Kershaw County School District’s Teacher of the Year

Craig is an 8th grade social studies teacher from Leslie M. Stover Middle school. Craig is a teacher who thoughtfully creates fun and exciting lesson plans for the joy of his students! Here is a bit of his story:    “I knew that I wanted to be a teacher when I got tired of...

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Meet Jennifer Dundr, York 2 – Clover School District’s Teacher of the Year

Jennifer is an 8th grade english teacher, inspiring students at Oakridge Middle School!   “I was a sophomore in college, helping a high school student edit her article for the school newspaper. She looked at me and said, 'I didn't know those words were in me.' I replied, 'I did.'...

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Meet Trish Mumaw, York School District Four’s Teacher of the Year

Trish is an 8th grade teacher with compassion for everyone around her! Here is a bit of her story:    “I first knew I wanted to become a teacher when I became a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program in my local community during my sophomore year in high school. Working with...

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Meet Katie Henderson from District Five Schools of Spartanburg County’s Teacher of the Year

Katie is a math and science teacher from Wellford Academy Of Science And Technology (shout out to Wellford Academy PTO!) She has shown great dedication and determination, here's a small segment of Katie's story:   “I first knew I wanted to be a teacher around the age of 5 when my...

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Meet Shannon Marler, South Carolina Public Charter School District’s Teacher of the Year

 Shannon teaches music at Lowcountry Leadership Charter School! She has honored her family history by continuing down the path of being a kind and creative teacher. Here is a bit of Shannon's story:   “I was drawn to the teaching profession early in life by my grandfather and my...

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Meet Tim Johnson, Pickens County Teacher of the Year

Today's #teacherhero is Tim Johnson, Pickens County Teacher of the Year.  Tim teaches Agriculture and Business Education at Liberty Highschool.  Here's a bit of his story in his own words: “I began to realize at a young age that teaching was the calling in my life. This was evident in the...

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Meet Tiffany Smith, Florence County School District Three Teacher of the Year

Today's #teacherhero is Tiffany Smith, District Teacher of the Year in Florence Three.  Ms. Smith teaches 3rd grade Math and Science at Main Street Elementary School.  Here's a bit of her story in her own words: What I love most about my job is that every day is distinct. My students ensure...

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