Teacher Tributes

Michael Zachary

Strom Thurmond

Michael has created a program for students with significant special needs that allows them to participate in the high school environment much like their typically developing peers. His program provides a structured routine for the students where they learn reading and math skills on their level and provides the students with job and life skills before exiting high school.

Nominated By: Emilee Meek

Edgefield

Mrs Vaughn

R.H Getty’s middle

She’s the best teacher ive ever had she’s amazing

Nominated By: Karli

School district of Pickens country

Erin poston

Sneed middle school

She was more than a teacher. She was a mentor and someone i could trust with anything.

Nominated By: Haleah Springs

Florence school district 1

Kavitha Rathinam

Robert E Howard

Ms. Rathinam is a hero because she reaches out to all children. She not only teaches but gets to know her students learning style. She works one on one with children who struggle in math. She communicates with parents of children to work as a team in helping the child to reach their full potential. She rescue my son James who struggled in math and built his confidence. When James did not understand math, Ms.Rathinam sent example problems home.She always goes out of the way to help the students to become the best! She is a great teacher and I wish there were more compassionate teachers like her!

Nominated By: Jazzlyn Williams

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Leslie Adams

Moore Middle School

This teacher is a hero because she always thrives to make the day great even when she is down. Always has a smile on her face as never disappoints. Love her teaching style.

Nominated By: Blakely Adams

FSD1

Leslie Adams

Moore Middle School

This teacher is a hero because she always thrives to make the day great even when she is down. Always has a smile on her face as never disappoints. Love her teaching style.

Nominated By: Blakely Adams

FSD1

Amber Bishop

Dacusville Elementary School

Amber Bishop is a phenomenal teacher who teaches kindergarten in Dacusville. She won First Year Teacher of the Year this past school year and truly invested her life in her students. Amber went above and beyond to make education fun for her students and encouraged them to be the best they can be. She is truly following her passion and has always been my hero. Amber has been teaching me for 31 years because she is my big sister and has always loved and encouraged me. I nominate her from the bottom of my heart to win this amazing trip!

Nominated By: Sara Warren

Pickens School District

Sharon Mellette

Scott’s Branch High School

Ms.Mellette is such a wonderful and talented person. She is and forever will be One of the best teachers I ever had. She inspired me to become a teacher and that is why she is and forever will be a teacher hero to me.

Nominated By: Tatyana Simmons

Clarendon School District 1

Sharon Mellette

Scott’s Branch High School

My teacher stood alongside her students the entire time. When we felt like we couldn’t do it, she encouraged and motivated us to keep going and not everyday is going to be a good day. She taught us the importance to being a teacher.

Nominated By: Anaiya Jackson

Clarendon School District 1

Rebecca Bogan

Southside High School

My teacher has worked so incredibly hard to give every body a chance to learn and appreciate the spanish language and spanish culture. She’s not only fully focused, organized, and committed to just academics but also the lives of the students themselves. She creates a fun and welcoming atmosphere that leaves kids EAGER to start the class. Mrs. Bogan has heard me out through all my problems and has helped me during very stressful times this past year. She’s always at school games cheering on her students and has so much pride that it makes students love our school even more. She’s absolutely delightful.

Nominated By: Mehika Patel

Greenville County