Five for Fri/Saturday {April 25th}

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This has been a very special week.  The South Carolina State Teacher of the Year Banquet was on Wednesday and it was such an honor to stand up with all of the District Teachers of the Year to be honored.  I am so proud of the winner, our new South Carolina State Teacher of the Year, Jennifer Ainsworth.  All of the pictures below are from that event.

This is the bus that we took to the event.  We had a police escort and EVERYTHING.  I think we giggled the whole way to the convention center.

When we arrived at the convention center, we were greeted by a cheering crowd.  Then, we walked a red carpet into the convention center.  My husband snapped this picture of me as I was passing by my entire family.

That's my mother's hand looking like she's about to give me a high-five.

It was a selfie kind of night.  This was about the cutest thing ever!  So, when I saw it, I knew I needed a selfie with my entire family.  My in-laws also came all the way from Oklahoma to attend!
my son, my daughter, my dad, my mom, my husband, my mother-in-law, my father-in-law

Matt Johnson, Jed Dearybury, me, Tracy Dunn, Jennifer Ainsworth
Here I am pictured with several District Teachers of the Year and two Honor Court Members.  The lady on the right is Jennifer Ainsworth, the winner!

This picture was taken on the steps of the State House.  We are kinda gathered in the shape of South Carolina.  It was like herding cats.  That's me in the very back in a coral top.  You can ;)

This is a week that I will never forget.  It was such an honor to represent my county.  I am proud to be a teacher in South Carolina!
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Happy Weekend!!


  1. Congrats, Sweet Elizabeth! I feel so honored to know you! Looks like it was lots of fun and a truly memorable event...

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

    1. Kim, I'm honored to know you! Thanks for being so supportive all of the time!

  2. Oh Elizabeth!!!! It has been so wonderful to follow you on this journey!! I am so happy for you and everything you've been able to experience! And I love that dress!!!!


  3. Congratulations to you!! What an honor to be recognized that way!

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

    1. Thank you, it is rather humbling, I will say :)

  4. Congratulations!! What an honor! It looks like you had a blast! Your parents taking selfies though, look like it might be the best part of the night! ;o)
    Munchkins Inc

    1. I did have a blast! And, the selfies were the best part of the night. Aren't they cute?

  5. Congratulations! It looks like it was an awesome week for you!
    Have a great week!

    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

  6. That's so awesome! Congratulations!!
    :) Dana
    Common to the Core

  7. Looks like you had such a fun night! I love knowing your are representing our state! Congrats!! You deserve it!!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  8. I loved looking at all of the pictures! The selfies are hilarious! Congratulations!

  9. I love this!! What a great journey! I am so glad our paths have crossed!
    Jennifer Ainsworth