PICKENS — The finalists for the School District of Pickens County’s Teacher and Support Employee of the Year Awards have been chosen.
The winner of each award will be announced at the district’s Back-to-School Celebration at Pickens High School at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 15. In addition to their awards, the winners and finalists will receive cash prizes sponsored by Southern Wesleyan University.
The finalists for Teacher of the Year are:
Susan Orr – Six Mile Elementary School
Jared Roper – McKissick Elementary School
Nikki Miller – Pickens Elementary School
Toni Johnson – Dacusville Middle School
The finalists for Support Employee of the Year are:
Kim Hager – Dacusville Elemenetary School
Jennifer Ohlrogge – Gettys Middle School
Connie Upchurch – Clemson Elementary School
Diann Reece – A.R. Lewis Elementary School
The finalists were selected first by a screening committee before going before an interview committee which will determine the winners. The committees were composed of parents, administrators, and former teachers and support employees of the year.