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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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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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