Upstate educator named State Teacher of the Year


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.