Nominations open for October's Carolina Grove Teacher of the Month


Carolina Grove Co-owner Jim Mayes recognized Wilson Hall's Teresa Alexander as September's Teacher of the Month on Tuesday.

By earning the most votes from the public of four finalists in The Sumter Item's online contest, Alexander was recognized in the newspaper and online and received a $50 gift card to Carolina Grove, the contest's sponsor.

Nominations are now open for October's Teacher of the Month contest. To nominate your favorite K-12 teacher from a public or private school in Sumter, go to

Four finalists will be chosen by The Sumter Item staff, and the public will vote on a winner to be announced the fourth Wednesday of the month.