Meares named AD1 Support Staff of the Year 2021-22

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Teresa Meares, Computer Lab Teacher and Administrative Assistant at Palmetto Middle School was named the Anderson School District One Support Staff of the Year for 2021-22 during a recent ceremony held at the new Palmetto Middle School.

District One Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson introduced the Support Staff of the Year at the AD1 Back to School Celebration held recently.
Support Staff of the Year for individual schools included:
Cedar Grove Elementary Bobby Winburn, Teacher Assistant;
Concrete Primary Carol Alsup School Nurse;
Hunt Meadows Elementary Carmen Bailey School Nurse;
Palmetto Elementary Dawna Heatherly, Teacher Assistant;
Powdersville Elementary Cynthia Silletti, Nurse;
Spearman Elementary Kathy Ginn Attendance Clerk/Receptionist;
West Pelzer Elementary Denise Bentley, School Nurse;
Wren Elementary Jenny Tompkins, Bookkeeper;
Palmetto Middle Teresa Meares, Computer Lab Teacher and Administrative Assistant;
Powdersville Middle Office Shanika Simpson, School Resource Officer;
Wren Middle Angela Powell School Nurse;
Palmetto High Michael Harvell, Teacher Assistant;
Powdersville High Jill, Duke Instructional Assistant;
Wren High Donna Knight, School Nurse;

Dr. Wilson announced the 2021 – 2022 support person of the year as Ms. Teresa Meares, from Palmetto Middle School.

Jason McCauley, Palmetto Middle School Principal said “Teresa Meares is one of the kindest, most selfless, hard-working individuals that I have ever encountered!  She literally lives her life to serve others.  I would be hard pressed to believe that there is even one member of the Palmetto Middle School family that has not been profoundly impacted by this amazing lady.  She lives out her faith on a daily basis and is a true beacon of light!  I am so thankful to have the opportunity to work with her on a daily basis!”

“I am honored to represent Anderson School District One as Support Staff Employee of the Year,” Meares. “In my opinion, it would be nice for all support staff to receive an award. I truly believe that it takes all of us at Anderson One working together supporting each other to accomplish the needs of the students and families in our district. My job is very important to me and I am thankful to be a part of such a fine educational organization.”

Teachers of the Year 2021 – 2022

Top Featured photo – Pictured (l-r) are Amy McTigue, Merebeth Adams, Tracy Redmon, Katie Tyner, Elizabeth Lopez, Susan Schultheis, Lee Carter, Ryan Norton, Aubrey Williams, Carlye LaBoone, Jessica Ross, Noel Nolen and Amy Sutherland
Not pictured: Candice Garrison
Teacher of the Year Winner Picture:
Joy Zapata – Upstate Federal Credit Union, Aubrey Williams – ASD1 Teacher of the Year, Nancy Upton – Board of Trustees Chairperson, Robbie Binnicker, Superintendent
Induction Teacher of the Year Winner Picture
Joy Zapata – Upstate Federal Credit Union, Tyler Gardo – Induction Teacher of the Year, Nancy Upton – Board of Trustees Chairperson, Robbie Binnicker, Superintendent