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Mary Hall-Kellar, Florence School District Four’s Teacher of the Year

Mary is a motivated media specialist at Brockington Elementary. Here is a bit of her story:   “When I was 5 years old, I knew what I wanted to be. Most kids were playing teacher, but not me--I was the librarian. I had books set up around my room for my friends to check...

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Pamela Flynn, Spartanburg County School District 3’s Teacher of the Year

Pamela teaches social studies at Broome High School, she is also a finalist for 2017 SC Teacher of the Year! Congratulations!   “I can remember playing ‘teacher’ with my friends (yes! they had to be the students) when I was in elementary school. It was only after several...

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Nayantara Yadav Ojha, Allendale County School District’s Teacher of the Year

Nayantara is a math teacher inspiring the students at Allendale Fairfax High. Here is a bit f her story:   “Since I was a child I have always known in my heart that I was born to teach. Formally I knew I wanted to teach in my 12th grade class when I became a ‘real teacher’ (role...

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Erin Fox, Cherokee County School District’s Teacher of the Year

Erin is a 9th-10th grade english teacher at Gaffney High School. She is also a finalist for 2017 SC Teacher of the Year! Congratulations!   “I first decided to become a teacher during my 'Women in Literature' class, which was the only class where felt like I could be expressive and...

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Ralph Lawson, Union County School District’s Teacher of the Year

Ralph teaches drama at Union County High School with sage advice and a vision of success for his students. Here is a bit of his story: “I first realized I wanted to be a teacher while taking a course in children's theatre in college. I most love working with students; engaging them...

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Sharon Mellette, Clarendon School District One’s Teacher of the Year

Sharon teaches social studies at Scott'S Branch Middle. Here is a short comment on her experience being an educator: “I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I would sit nightly during the week and help teach my grandfather how to read. The most satisfying part of my day is when I see...

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Emily Grant, Anderson School District Three’s Teacher of the Year

Emily teaches art, k4-5, with great passion and vigor for the subject matter and students alike! Here's a bit of her story: “I always had great teacher role models from my mom and my grandmother. Education was engrained in my family, and I knew from seeing my mother teach and...

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Caroline Weathers, Dorchester School District Four’s Teacher of the Year

Caroline is an enthusiastic 7th grade science teacher at St. George Middle School! Here is a bit of her story:   “I had a fleeting thought for a while when I was four that I wanted to teach art, but it wasn't until I was in graduate school in Athens, GA, that the idea became action....

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Hanna Hanlin, Darlington County School District’s Teacher of the Year

Hanna teaches 2nd grade at Pate Elementary, leading the way with modern methods of education. Here is a bit of her story:   “Growing up, I always admired my mother as an educator. From her days as a kindergarten teacher when she taught her students how to write letters with shaving...

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Sharon Blackwood, Berkeley County School District’s Teacher of the Year

Sharon is a 3rd grade teacher at Sedgefield Intermediate, trying to pass on the enthusiasm and compassion she was given. Here is a bit of her story:   “As a child, I was captivated by energetic, enthusiastic and compassionate teachers from grades second through twelfth. Each of these...

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