Superintendent Spearman announces last finalist for SC Teacher of the Year

L-R: Lexington One Superintendent Dr. Karen Woodward; Lexington One Finalist Sheryn Billue; State Superintendent Molly Spearman; and Principal Melissa Rawls.

LEXINGTON, SC – “I am so proud that Sheryn discovered her passion for teaching while serving our country on active duty in the U.S. Army,” said Spearman.  “She is an inspirational educator, a role model in her community, and a great example of a service member who has successfully transitioned into the classroom,” said Spearman.

Sheryn Billue is a 10th-12th grade Mathematics teacher at Lexington High School in Lexington School District One.  She worked as a Staff Meteorologist for the United States Army and discovered her love for teaching while volunteering at a local high school.  Billue’s experience in the military made her aware of the need for more women in technical fields.  She addresses this need through her role as a mentor to young women and participation in programs like “Aspirations in Computing” that aims to increase female participation in technology careers.

The state’s winner receives $25,000 and gets to drive a brand new BMW for one year while advocating for teachers across South Carolina.

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