A Midlands elementary school teacher is one of five finalists in this year’s State Teacher of the Year Award.
State Superintendent of Education Ellen Weaver surprised Amanda DeMeio Wednesday with the announcement of her selection as a finalist.
DeMeio is an Elementary School teacher at Riverview Elementary School in Fort Mill, a town just north of Rock Hill. A teacher for the past 18 years, DeMeio also serves as a coach and mentor to several other teachers, models lessons and engages in collaborative learning.
Fort Mills Superintendent Dr. Chuck Epps said of the announcement “We are very proud to have Mandy DeMeio representing the Fort Mill School District as a finalist for the South Carolina Teacher of the Year. Her service to the students and staff in the district has been outstanding. She is a wonderful representative of the teachers we have in Fort Mill and her commitment to education has impacted the lives of many students and fellow educators.”