Charleston Co. School District names its teacher of the year

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County School District has named its teacher of the year.

But not before they celebrated all five finalists for the title.

At the annual teacher of the year celebration, they named Stephanie Haecherl the teacher of the year.

She teaches second grade at Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary School.

To celebrate her and all the finalists, the school district had a big dinner party Wednesday night.

And Haecherl got a nice reward, too. The school district gave her a one-year lease to drive a mini cooper.

But Haecherl says it's all for the kids.

"I feel very happy and just feel so honored to be able to represent our school district and be able to go on to the state level to represent our state as well," Haecherl said.

This is Haecherl's tenth year as a teacher.

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