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Clayton Denio, York County School District 3’s Teacher of the Year

Clayton is an robotics/engineering teacher from Saluda Trail Middle School! Here is a short comment on his experience in education: “The most satisfying part of my day is when I see time a student surprise themselves by learning or doing something they thought they could not. I...

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Chesley Geyer, Lexington School District Two’s Teacher of the Year

Chesley is a 3rd grade teacher at Pineview Elementary, fostering a community of intellect and positivity. Here is a bit of her story: “I have wanted to be a teacher since first grade. My best friend and I would set up a school room on my front porch to teach our younger neighbor...

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Mollie Suits, Spartanburg County School District Six’s Teacher of the Year

Mollie is a dedicated and supportive teacher at Anderson Mill Elementary School. Here is a bit of her story: “I knew from a young age that I wanted to help children by teaching them how to reach their goals. I thought physical therapy was my ticket until I taught in a 2nd-3rd grade...

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Suzanne Rogers, School District of Oconee County’s Teacher of the Year

Suzanne teaches ELA at Oconee Academy. Here is a bit of her story:   “I realized I wanted to teach in middle school. The best part of my job is spending quality time with my students. I spend all day with the same group, and I have gotten to see them grow in amazing ways. We have a...

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LaTyphani Littlejohn, Spartanburg School District 7’s Teacher of the Year

LaTyphani is a caring second grade teacher at the Cleveland Academy of Leadership. Here is a bit of her story:   “I discovered my passion for teaching Junior year in high school. The most satisfying part of my day is the afternoon meeting when students share what they enjoyed most...

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Amy Dherit, Spartanburg County School District 2’s Teacher of the Year

Amy teaches 6th-8th grade science at Boiling Springs Middle, showing her students that there are many paths in life. Here is a bit of her story:   “Becoming a teacher became apparent right after my youngest son was born, when my oldest son and I participated in a weekly playgroup....

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Linda M. Bratton, Palmetto Unified School District’s Teacher of the Year

Linda teaches adult education at Perry Adult Learning Center, proving it is never too late to learn. Here is a comment on her experience in education:   “The best part of my day is helping students understand that they can use what they learn anywhere. It's also rewarding...

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Terrie Campbell, McCormick County School District’s Teacher of the Year

Terrie is a 2nd grade teacher at Mccormick Elementary. Here is a short comment on her experience as an educator: “I first knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was 12 years old. Education is not a 9 to 5 occupation--if teaching is your calling, be prepared to work harder than you...

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Mansa Joseph, Lexington School District 5’s Teacher of the Year

Mansa is inspiring his students at Irmo Elementary! Here is a bit of his story:   “I discovered my passion for teaching when meeting with the men in the Call Me Mister program. They had such enthusiasm and passion for educating young minds, it gave me a vision for what my future as a...

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Keighley Aldridge, Laurens County School District 56’s Teacher of the Year

Keighley is an enthusiastic 3rd grade teacher at Joanna-Woodson Elementary School. Here is a bit of her story:   “Growing up, my mother and grandmother were both educators. They instilled a love of learning in me as a child, which is why defining the moment I realized I wanted to...

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