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School District Five announces 2024-2025 Teachers and Support Employees of the Year

School District Five announces 2024-2025 Teachers and Support Employees of the Year

For Immediate Release – February 6, 2024

 

School District Five announces 2024-2025 Teachers and Support Employees of the Year

IRMO –Schools from Lexington-Richland School District Five recently announced their 2024-25 Teachers of the Year & Support Employees of the Year.

Teacher of the Year winners from each school include: Jill Chapman (Academy For Success), Jim Doty (Adult Education), Kaylyn Edmondson (Ballentine Elementary), Michael Diaz (Center for Advanced Technical Studies), Leah Frick (Chapin Elementary), Robert Schiferl (Chapin High), Michelle Lanfear (Chapin Intermediate), Reggie Salazar (Chapin Middle), Todd Nelson (CrossRoads Intermediate), Glenna Shealy (Dutch Fork Elementary), Kelly Eckstrom (Dutch Fork High), Yvonne Baxter (Dutch Fork Middle), Gayle Whitlock (FIVE), April Session (H. E. Corley Elementary), Caroline Blevins (Harbison West Elementary), Amanda Parker (Irmo Elementary), Eric Coleman (Irmo High), Amanda Neel (Irmo Middle), Cait Kepler (Lake Murray Elementary), Chris Austin (Leaphart Elementary), Sherrell Blankenship-Brown (Nursery Road Elementary), Alyssa Powers (Oak Pointe Elementary), Rebecca “Becca” Magni (Piney Woods Elementary), Taylor Gepper (River Springs Elementary), Heather Brace (Seven Oaks Elementary), and Kellie Masone (Spring Hill High).

Support Employee of the Year winners from each school include: Elizabeth Dewalt (Academy For Success), Bonita Harkness (Adult Education), Pam Hamilton (Ballentine Elementary), Sandy Ellisor (Center for Advanced Technical Studies), Cheryl Bowman (Chapin Elementary), Holley Barfield (Chapin High), Alicia Gregory (Chapin Intermediate), Katey Munniks (Chapin Middle), Shakia Williams (CrossRoads Intermediate), Barrett Isbell (District Office), Cissy Graham (Dutch Fork Elementary), Ian Greene (Dutch Fork High), Bryan Bush (Dutch Fork Middle), Rebecca Washington (FIVE), Fabian Ruff (H. E. Corley Elementary), John Dunlap (Harbison West Elementary), Tiffany McVey (Irmo Elementary), Cindy Zakhar (Irmo High), Nicole Drayton (Irmo Middle), Jessica Berry (Lake Murray Elementary), Duncan Burry (Leaphart Elementary), Tracy Tomlin (Nursery Road Elementary), Kristen Green (Oak Pointe Elementary), Heather Woods (Piney Woods Elementary), Penny Bradley (River Springs Elementary), Inge Ginsburg (Seven Oaks Elementary), Jennifer Gallagher (Spring Hill High), Manuel RioJas (Transportation).

School District Five Superintendent Dr. Akil E. Ross, Sr. said, “School District Five is proud to recognize these outstanding educators and support employees. This is a dedicated group who represents the very best of our district and this profession as they serve students, families and the community. We congratulate and thank them for their outstanding service."

 

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