FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Florence County School District Three has named a fifth grade math teacher as its Teacher of the Year.
Brandi Baker, who credits two of her own teachers as influences on her decision to become an educator earned the prestigious title.
The 10-year veteran teacher at Scranton Elementary School, was named Teacher of the Year during the district's annual Opening Ceremony welcoming back teachers for the new school year. She will represent FCSD3 in the State Teacher of the Year competition.
"Brandi Baker is an amazing teacher," said Allana Prosser, Scranton Elementary principal. "Last year, she was given a challenge and not only did she attack the challenge head on, but she made more growth in her area than any teacher in our district. Her goals are all about student achievement and she does whatever it takes to make sure that ALL of her children meet their goals," Prosser added. "She models Scranton Expectations on a daily basis and we are proud that she is our Teacher of the Year."
Baker was among the three finalists announced in May. The other finalists were Angela Welch, a first grade teacher at Olanta Elementary School, and Angel Yock, a chorus teacher at Lake City High School.