Greenville Co. Schools announces Teacher of the Year

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GREENVILLE CO, SC (WSPA) –  Greenville County Schools recognized Suzanne Billings as the 2017-18 Teacher of the Year.

Billings, a fourth grade teacher at Plain Elementary School, was honored at an event held Wednesday.

Ten finalists were selected last fall when schools and centers nominated their choices.

Nominees submitted detailed applications including their educational history, community involvement and more.

A committee then interviewed teachers and observed them in the classroom before selecting a winner.

The winner will be announced at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the TD Convention Center.

The finalists included:

  • Suzanne Billings, 4th Grade, Plain Elementary School
  • Jeremy Bowen, Mathematics, J.L. Mann High Academy
  • Scott Buhr, Physics/Earth Science, Hillcrest High School
  • David Dejesa, Social Studies/Speech and Debate, Riverside High School
  • Anjosia Ellerbe, Business Education, Wade Hampton High School
  • Chancey Greco, English Language Arts, Greenville Middle Academy
  • Ashley Jenkins, World History, Woodmont High School
  • Lauren Long, English, Hillcrest Middle School
  • Thomas McAuliff, 3rd Grade, Taylors Elementary School
  • Erin Rigot, Communications, League Middle Academy

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