An eighth grade Greer Middle School science teacher is Greenville County Schools’ 2019-20 teacher of the year.
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.
Plain Elementary fourth-grade teacher Suzanne Billings is Greenville County’s Teacher of the Year.
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.