Shelley Smith had always wanted to be a teacher — she taught her stuffed animals math lessons in elementary school before realizing math wasn’t her strong suit -- and now she's been named teacher of the year in the largest school district in South Carolina.
Ten students are spearheading the program, working along-side a teacher to run the branch. “We seek to provide students with authentic experiences in their classroom and in our community so that they are receiving more than just a high school diploma,” said GSHS Principal Jason Warren.
Katie Saunders grew up in a family of doctors. She intended to follow suit until she took a basic education class at Furman University as an elective that required her to volunteer in a third-grade classroom.