Teacher Tributes

Emily Knight

SouthSide Middle School

She pushes us to try our best and she breaks the information down so we can understand it.

Nominated By: Zy'Keariah Taylor


Gloria Turner

Southside Middle School

Mrs. Turner is the best drama teacher ever and she has really made my 8th grade year awesome. This school year she told us that she had Breast Cancer and that really shocked me because she looked fine. Every day she came in with a smile on her face and that made me smile because theres a lady that is battling cancer and she creates the enviroment that everythings fine and she’s going to be okay. She is now CANCER FREE and that makes me really happy because now I can go through the year knowing she going to be fine. The biggest thing I’ve learned from watching her through the school year is that we might face obsticles in our life that bring us down but dont let that stop you from your happiness.

Nominated By:

Florence District 1

Robin Voss

Southside Middle School

Ms. Voss helps many people daily, and she’s made a positive impact on my life; I will never be the same because of her.

Nominated By: Liam Slattery


Mr. Burns

southside middle school

He makes an impact on us and makes learning science easier.  I never understood science and never really could understand it but now that we have Mr. Burns at South Side as an 8th grade teacher he really makes an impact on me.  A lot of people welcome him as a new teacher this year at South Side but we also welcome and thank him for being an amazing teacher and for everything he does!

Nominated By: Haley Leviner


Mr. Burns

southside middle school

Mr. Burns is a very nice and funny teacher. He has made science fun and easier to understand. I have him as a teacher at South Side where he makes science work so much easier. It is fun to walk into science class everyday, He has truly made an impact on us .

Nominated By: Haley Leviner

District One

Ms. Palliser

Southside Middle School

Cause I have an A in her class.

Nominated By: Essence

Florence district 1

Ernest Timmons

Southside middle school

This teacher is a hero because he has a lot of things going on in his personal life but he doesnt let it effect his work and his passion for teaching and his students.

Nominated By: Samuel Reeder

Florence 1


Southside Middle School

She has taught me to be who I am and to not be someone I am not to fit in….she has helped me to figure out who I am.

Nominated By: Summer Turner

Florence School District 1

Mrs. Turner


She has shown me no matter what to never give up and that you can get threw anything. That you have to work hard for what you want.

Nominated By: Shamara Roberts

District 1

Nenna Anorou

Heyward Gibbes Middle School

Nnenna Anorou is a 6th-7th grade math teacher who has been teaching in Richland School District One for 2 years. Ms. Anorou’s love for STEM is evident in her inspirational instruction. Her greatest pride as a teacher comes from the academic and social growth she nurtures in her students, and in their increased acknowledgment of the power of taking risks and learning from others. She is a lifelong learner and continuously seeks out opportunities to build her capacity to make learning rigorous, engaging and accessible to all students.

Nominated By:

Richland One