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St. James Santee Elementary teacher named CCSD Teacher of the year finalist

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Charleston County School District has announced it's top five finalists for district teacher of the year. This week, we will introduce you to the district's top teachers.

Emma Armstrong is a St. James-Santee Elementary School. A graduate of the College of Charleston, Emma Armstrong says she is committed to developing a community of trust and hope for both the students and their parents, and that has created a classroom environment in which student success is celebrated on a daily basis.  Ms. Armstrong's passionate dedication to her students' education can be seen in her work with her school's leadership team and the advancing literacy for parents program. Armstrong says, "it's pretty exciting. I'm really surprised and honored and to have all my friends and students here. It's been pretty exciting, a little overwhelming." Armstrong says, "I do not consider teaching to be my job, I consider teaching my dream."

The district teacher of the year will receive a year's lease on a mini cooper from Mini of Charleston.

CCSD will announce the top teacher on may first during the Riverdogs game.

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