State Teacher of the Year named

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Suzanne Koty, left, socializes with her daughter Mary Koty and S.C. State Superintendent Molly Spearman, center, Wednesday night at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Koty was named South Carolina’s teacher of the year. (Sean Rayford, The State)

Teachers stand up for their students and schools every day in South Carolina. On Wednesday night, top teachers from around the state were honored. They and their guests were treated to dinner, music, and a keynote address by Dick Riley, the former governor and for federal education secretary. Each district’s teacher of the year was introduced before the announcement of this year’s winner – Suzanne Koty, who teaches at Sumter High School. Read about the celebration and Koty’s selection in this article from The State newspaper.