During the annual back to school district celebration held recently, Anderson School District One recognized Teachers of the Year, Induction Teacher of the Year and Support Staff.
Jane Harrison, Assistant Superintendent, recognized the District One Teachers of the Year (see separate story) and the Induction Teacher of the Year, Ms. Kylee Moody, of Concrete Primary School.
Kylee Moody – Induction Teacher of the Year
Harrison stated, “Our first year teacher has been labeled with some words and phrases that all teachers would aspire to be described: Infectious enthusiasm, confident, creative, genuine love and affection for students, kindness, energy, and more. They have been credited with being smart, knowledgeable, and sounds like a veteran when giving advice to others; they said you have to connect with your students and teach them to love learning.”
Dr. Kelly Pew, Assistant Superintendent, introduced the Support Staff of the Year. They are:
Cedar Grove Elementary, Sandra Bagwell, Nutrition Services Manager
Concrete Primary, Trena King, Nutrition Services Manager
Hunt Meadows Elementary, Karen McAlister, Secretary/Bookkeeper
Palmetto Elementary, Tina Vita, Nutrition Services Manager
Powdersville Elementary, Patty Ellison, Secretary/Bookkeeper
Spearman Elementary Meagan Grand, Attendance Clerk/Receptionist
West Pelzer Elementary Amber Gouge Computer Lab Teacher & School technologist
Wren Elementary Cpt. Matt Guthrie SRO
Palmetto Middle, Marissa Benoit, ASL Interpreter
Powdersville Middle, Jennifer Pence, Nurse
Wren Middle, Deanna Irby, Bookkeeper
Palmetto High Lynne Phillips, Nurse
Powdersville High, Angie Stowe, Nurse
Wren High, Kathy Goodell, Secretary/Bookkeeper
Dr. Pew announced the 2020 – 2021 support person of the year is Ms. Sandra Bagwell, from Cedar Grove Elementary School. Ms. Bagwell is the Nutrition Services Manager.
Ms. Kristy Finley, Principal of Cedar Grove said, “Sandra’s light shines so bright every single day for our kids and staff. You never see her without a smile on her face or without her asking, “Do you need anything?” She treasures her time with our students and seeks out ways to brighten their days. She pours love into our meals, and we all know she counts it a blessing to feed us each day. We are beyond blessed to work alongside her at Cedar Grove.