Anderson School District Three teacher Jeffrey Maxey was named the 2019 South Carolina Teacher of the Year on Wednesday night.
Sumter School District’s Zachariah Lowe was a top-five finalist for the award and attended Wednesday’s gala ceremony at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
The announcement was made by State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman.
Maxey is a special education resource teacher at Starr Elementary School in Anderson School Three.
The other three Teacher of the Year finalists included:
• Nicholas Snyder, Berkeley County School District;
• Robert Harris, Richland County School District One; and
• Susan Snyder, York School District Three.
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