Voting is open for Sumter Item's Teacher of the Month


Voting is now open for the first contest in The Sumter Item's Teacher of the Month, presented by Carolina Grove.

At least 15 teachers from Sumter's public and private schools were nominated in this first go-round, and four have been selected as finalists. Item readers and the public can now vote for their favorite teacher through Sept. 25.

The winner will be announced in The Sumter Item's Wednesday, Sept. 30, edition and across our digital platforms. The winning teacher will receive a $50 gift certificate to Carolina Grove.

To see the finalists and vote on your favorite, go to