SC Teacher Of The Year

Presented with BMW X5

May 10, 2019 - 8:44 am

Spartanburg, S.C. - South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, along with State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman, announced Wednesday night that Chanda Jefferson, a Life Sciences teacher at Fairfield Central High School, was named South Carolina Teacher of the Year for 2019 – 2020.

As part of the celebration, BMW Manufacturing, the event’s premier sponsor, handed Jefferson the keys to a 2019 BMW X5 xDrive50i. The X5 is Mineral White Metallic in color, has Coffee Vernasca Leather interior and is equipped with the M Sport Package. Jefferson will drive the X5 during her year-long sabbatical from the classroom as South Carolina’s public education ambassador.

“It means the world to me to represent my school district and my students and also have the opportunity to be an ambassador for the 50,000 plus teachers from the great state of South Carolina,” Jefferson said. “I believe there’s magic happening in our classrooms across this state, and I can’t wait to showcase that.”

“An important part of every child’s future begins in the classroom, and we understand the critical role that teachers play in the success of our youth,” said Max Metcalf, Manager of Government and Community Relations at BMW Manufacturing. “We at BMW are grateful to all the state’s teachers and their commitment in providing a stimulating environment for our children’s education.”

Along with the BMW X5, Jefferson will receive several gifts including membership to Leadership South Carolina, a cash award of $25,000 provided by the SC General Assembly, a set of Michelin tires, a five-night Caribbean cruise courtesy of Bojangles and a celebratory Jostens ring.

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