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District recognizes teachers of the year

Natalie Netzel Staff Writer

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April Session is Newberry Elementary's teacher of the year and the district's runner-up for teacher of the year. She has been with the district for seven years and teaches music. Sessions was also a first place division finalist with the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
April Session is Newberry Elementary's teacher of the year and the district's runner-up for teacher of the year. She has been with the district for se...
Christie Allison is Little Mountain Elementary's teacher of the year. She has been teaching for 18 years and is in her second year teaching kindergarten at Little Mountain. Allison, center, is pictured with School Board Chair Jody Hamm and Superintendent Bennie Bennett.
Christie Allison is Little Mountain Elementary's teacher of the year. She has been teaching for 18 years and is in her second year teaching kindergart...
Boundary Street Elementary's Greta Holmes is a speech therapist and the teacher of the year for her school. She has been a speech therapist for 15 years and has been with the district for nine years. She is an active member of the SC Speech and Hearing Association and is the Sting Step Team Coach.
Boundary Street Elementary's Greta Holmes is a speech therapist and the teacher of the year for her school. She has been a speech therapist for 15 yea...
Joey Long is the teacher of the year for Gallman Elementary. He began the PACE program in 2009 and became the physical education teacher at Gallman and Reuben Elementary. In 2010 he started full time at Gallman. He also started the cup stack team and a gardening club. He has also been a member of the coaching staff at Newberry High School.
Joey Long is the teacher of the year for Gallman Elementary. He began the PACE program in 2009 and became the physical education teacher at Gallman an...
Mid-Carolina Middle's Lori Ricard is the school's teacher of the year. Ricard was teacher of the year in 1996 and 1999. Ricard, center, is pictured with School Board Chair Jody Hamm and Superintendent Bennie Bennett.
Mid-Carolina Middle's Lori Ricard is the school's teacher of the year. Ricard was teacher of the year in 1996 and 1999. Ricard, center, is pictured wi...
Newberry Middle's Lauren Senn is the school's teacher of the year and also a product of the Newberry County school system. Senn, center, is pictured with School Board Chair Jody Hamm and Superintendent Bennie Bennett.
Newberry Middle's Lauren Senn is the school's teacher of the year and also a product of the Newberry County school system. Senn, center, is pictured w...
Maria Howe is Prosperity-Rikard's teacher of the year and has been with the district for 16 years. She began as a teacher cadet at Mid-Carolina High and now teaches second grade. Howe, center, is pictured with School Board Chair Jody Hamm and Superintendent Bennie Bennett.
Maria Howe is Prosperity-Rikard's teacher of the year and has been with the district for 16 years. She began as a teacher cadet at Mid-Carolina High a...
Pomaria-Garmany Elementary's Maria Thompson is the school's teacher of the year and a product of the Newberry County school system. Thompson, center, is pictured with School Board Chair Jody Hamm and Superintendent Bennie Bennett.
Pomaria-Garmany Elementary's Maria Thompson is the school's teacher of the year and a product of the Newberry County school system. Thompson, center, ...
Mid-Carolina High's Neda Epps is the school's teacher of the year and was also the district's support staff of the year for 2011-12. Her philosophy of teaching is to give students the opportunity to find how to reach their full potential. Epps, center, is pictured with School Board Chair Jody Hamm and Superintendent Bennie Bennett.
Mid-Carolina High's Neda Epps is the school's teacher of the year and was also the district's support staff of the year for 2011-12. Her philosophy of...
Whitmire Community's Rebekah Bruyere is the teacher of the year for the elementary school and has been at the school for a decade. In 2008 she was named Whitmire's Reading Teacher of the Year as well as the Newberry County School District's Distinguished Teacher of Reading. In 2009 she was selected to be WCS Elementary Teacher of the Year. Bruyere, center, is pictured with School Board Chair Jody Hamm and Superintendent Bennie Bennett.
Whitmire Community's Rebekah Bruyere is the teacher of the year for the elementary school and has been at the school for a decade. In 2008 she was nam...
Tami Stewart is the District Teacher of the Year and teaches six classes at the Newberry County Career Center. Stewart, center, is pictured with School Board Chair Jody Hamm and Superintendent Bennie Bennett.
Tami Stewart is the District Teacher of the Year and teaches six classes at the Newberry County Career Center. Stewart, center, is pictured with Schoo...

NEWBERRY COUNTY — Fourteen teachers of the year from across the county were recognized for this school year Nov. 7 at Newberry Middle.


The district’s teacher of the year is Tami Stewart who teaches at the Newberry County Career Center. She teaches six classes including game design and development, Accounting 1, Accounting 2, business and personal law, digital desktop publishing and digital multimedia.


“I did not make this journey alone,” said Stewart. “I had so much support along the way.”


“Terry Murphy mentored me my first year,” said Stewart about a fellow teacher. She also thanked the career center director Buddy Livingston for his support.


She thanked her children for allowing her to borrow their Legos for classroom projects.


“I want my students to think critically about their world and discover their purpose,” said Stewart.


April Sessions from Newberry Elementary is the district’s teacher of the year runner-up. She teaches music at Newberry Elementary as well as one day a week at Whitmire Community.


Newberry High’s Lucy Lee, Reuben Elementary’s Cara Morris and Whitmire Community (Middle and High) Beverly Wood were also honored.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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