Teacher Tributes

Sally Jenkins

LBC Middle School

Mrs. Jenkins is a very enthusiastic teacher. She is very helpful. She is the most helpful teacher when it comes to education. I feel as is she would do anything as her students. Going to her class is the highlight of my day. She is such a happy person, she can always make you feel better. She will compliment your work and give you inspiration to do amazing. Mrs. Jenkins is very under appreciated. She has made my 8th grade year here at LBC the best. She has told me that I will do great things in life. I will definitely miss her class next year. We’ve had so many laughs in her class. I will miss her enthusiasm, her laugh, and her calming nature. I’ve received so much education from her it is amazing. Thank you for everything you’ve helped me with and taught me.

Nominated By: M'Kayla Pritchett

Aiken County Public Schools

Meagan Kinard

LBC Middle School

Mrs. Kinard is a very inspiring and enthuastic teacher. She is a great and helpful teacher. Whenever someone needs help she is always there for someone. She is a very happy lady and is willing to do anything for anyone. She has always to me to believe in everything that is possible and to never give up. She has made my middle school year at LBC one of the best years there could ever be. I’m so thankful for everything this beautiful young lady has taught me through out the years. I’m so very thankful that she was my teacher. Through all that she has taught me has come a long way. I will always remember the great times we had together. She is such a important part in my life when it comes to teaching. I am going to miss the great things that we did together. I will definitely miss her intelligent, caring and beautiful young lady.

Nominated By: Ciara Mixon

Aiiken County Public School

Sally Jenkins

LBC Middle School

My teacher, Mrs. Jenkins, is probably the most intelligent woman I know. She is my teacher hero because she really helped me open my eyes to view the world in a new way. She taught all of her classes that we read literature to learn about life! Over the summer time, we had to read The Hobbit and do worksheets on it. At first, I thought that it was a stupid idea for the students to have to read over the summer, little did I know that it would be for a REALLY good cost. After reading The Hobbit and Mrs. Jenkins explaining it, it made me see the world in a different way. Also when we learned more about MLK, it made the little details that I didn’t know come out. Such as the importance of equality and justice. My English 1 teacher, Mrs. Jenkins, is my teacher hero!

Nominated By: Dominique Mayes

aiken county

Maghan Evans

Nevitt Forest

Meet Ms. Maghan Evans! 5th grade teacher at Nevitt Forest in Anderson, SC. She TIRELESSLY works to make learning fun and relevant for her kids! She organized the 5th grade field trip to Chattanooga this year and here she is with a group of girls having fun!! She is truly a hero teacher!

Nominated By: Angela Rardon

Anderson 5

Angel Reese

Nevitt Forest

Mrs. Angel Reese- 1st grade teacher at Nevitt Forest in Anderson, SC! Awesome teacher who tirelessly works for kids and families! This is her at a school math night!

Nominated By: Angela Rardon

Anderson 5

Mrs. Jefson

Petersburg primary

Mrs. Jefson took my shy, kind hearted, dyslexic child who struggled with being excepted and struggled leaving home everyday, under her wing and brought out the little girl we all knew was inside her! She’s such a kind patient teacher who loves all her children and it shows everytime I walk into that school. Shes always at the school late working and spends her own money sometimes to make sure each child has a snack everyday and never treats one child different no matter what. Even if she doesn’t win this trip she deserves a medal!

Nominated By: Anonymous


Virginia Fowler

Flowertown Elementary

Mrs. Fowler Inspires her students to be the best they can be as she helps them develop their musical abilities. She encourages each student to pursue their goals and try new things. As my daughter’s music teacher, she has consistently gone beyond her duties and given freely of her time to help my daughter prepare for plays and auditions. She is always helpful, kind, and creates such a supportive environment for each student to thrive. I am thankful for Mrs. Fowler and we will always have a special love for her in our hearts. What an amazing gift she shares with Flowertown students when she unlocks their musical talent and coaches them so they can fulfill their dreams.

Nominated By: Heather Register

Dorchester District Two

Amy Baldwin

Oakbrook Middle School

Amy Baldwin is a true #teacherhero. My nomination for Amy Baldwin will be similar to all the other nominations that you receive. Everyone who nominates a #teacherhero will have their own personal reasons why their #teacherhero is worthy. Amy Baldwin is one of those amazing teachers who will always be remembered by my son. She has been recognized by her peers. She has been recognized by her district. She has been recognized by her school. I believe the true distinction of what sets Amy Baldwin above all other teachers is the respect and recognition that she receives from her students. My son has had the honor of being in her class for three years. She has accompanied him along with the school’s robotics teams to numerous competitions. She is spent long weekends and long hours mentoring the children of our future. The love, respect, and loyalty of all her students displays just how special she is. She is someone who exceeds all expectations of a normal teacher. Sacrificing weekend and holidays and precious after school hours with her own family to mentor her students. Amy Baldwin, #teacherhero to so many!!

Nominated By: Holly Arnold

Dorchester District Two

Mrs. Kayla Guffee

Calhoun Academy of the Arts

Mrs. Guffee has truly been an amazing teacher to not only our daughter but she has been talked about highly by other parents, before we were told she was our teacher this year. She has gone above and beyond with all of her students. She is truly dedicated, passionate, & shows she was meant to be a teacher. She is currently pregnant & has not slowed down with her creativity in the classroom or her eagerness to continue to improve everything that has to do with her students! I’m in awe of all she accomplishes with her students and at times I’ve been left speechless by her acts of kindness each and every day! She is currently going beyond her role as a teacher & helping us parents instill amazing attributes in our children by her Hearts Bucket – every week the students alternate writing a kind/nice thing about a fellow student in the class, by the end they will have their buckets full of compliments from their peers!
We need a million more teachers like Mrs. Guffee – she is overly deserving of this cruise!

Nominated By: Astrid Saylors

Anderson 5

Mrs. Hickman

Southside Middle School

Because, I feel comfortable telling her anything that I need help with.

Nominated By: Joshua Timmons