Teacher Tributes

Daniel Bailey

Airport High School

So hard to list in words however this awesome teacher goes above and beyond. If even ever the community is in need he gives as well with his whole heart. He is dedicated to make s difference and that he has done and strives to do daily!

Nominated By: Mary Kyzer

Lexington Two

Ali Strickland

Pinecrest Elementary

She cares about all the children as if they belonged to her. She will go the extra mile to make sure they have what they need.

Nominated By: Chris Strickland

Greenwood 50

Larry Lawson

Meeting Street Academy

Larry is a true servant to the students and families of our school. His official title is music teacher, but he uses his gifts and talents to work tirelessly to provide quality music education, plan stellar musical performances, lead parenting classes, and prepares wonderful food for special school events. I am not sure when he sleeps…Larry goes above and beyond for our school. He deserves a great cruise to relax and get some much deserved rest!

Nominated By: Julie Stribling

Spartanburg 7

Nancy Crowe

McCarthy Teszler School

Nancy teaches Physical Education at a school that serves students with special needs ages 3 through 22. McCarthy serves students in Spartanburg County with all kind of physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. Having to plan a day for students with multiple disabilities from autism to orthopedic handicaps where students are mostly immobile in a wheelchair, her day is extremely challenging. No day us the same and no child reacts the same every day. Nancy constantly has to be prepared for anything and flexible

Nominated By: Lesley McAbee

Spartanburg District 7

Mr. Jeff O’Shields

Westwood High School

Everything! He genuinely cares about students, and loves his job everyday which makes his students love to learn! He continues to learn himself to make his teaching interesting. He encourages and guides his students every day! He is a true example of a teacher who loves to teach.

Nominated By: Kris Hill-Latimer

Richland Two

Mr. brown

Crescent high school

He never failed to keep his students in line and always helped us to succeed in life. Not a day went by and he never made us feel special. Without him I wouldn’t have made it this far in life. He is definitely someone I will look up to

Nominated By: Trevor Stewart

Anderson school district 3

Sherry Cross

Lucy T. Davis Elementary School

She is always willing to help the students learn in a way that best suits them. She always has a positive attitude and believes that every student can learn.

Nominated By: Catherine Hodge

Florence School District One

Kerri Camp

Spartanburg preparatory school

My teacher has worked her way up from daycare worker to substitute and then teacher to assistant head of school. She cares about all her kids! She listens and takes her time with them. Pushes them and loves them

Nominated By: Sarah Brown


Larry Lawson

Meeting Street Academy Spartanburg

Mr. Larry is #EXTRA in the best way possible. He goes above and beyond for his scholars- Pre-K3-6th grade as the school music teacher planning our musicals but also cooks for the faculty weekly and organizes events for the families of our school- bringing it to their neighborhood. The most generous, kind, thoughtful, selfless man I know.

Nominated By: Jacqueline Bielevicz

District 7 Spartanburg SC

Patricia DeVine Myers

Clover High School

Patti is starting her 35th year as a Special Education Teacher in Clover School District. This past year she was recognized as Clover High School Teacher of the Year and Clover School District Teacher of the Year. Her focus is totally on inclusion of her students in main stream education and to become successful students and productive citizens in their community. She coaches Special Olympics and leads there program in Clover for the past 35 years. She loves all her students and even tries to assist them post education to help them to be successful. 100% doesn’t express how much time and energy she puts into her students and the Community of Clover, SC.

Nominated By: Rusty Myers

Clover School District