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Special education teacher named SC Teacher of the Year

Jennifer Ainsworth (Source: horrycountyschools.net) Jennifer Ainsworth (Source: horrycountyschools.net)
From Left to Right: Savannah, Darleen Sutton, Dr. Mick Zais, Jennifer Ainsworth, Gov. Nikki Haley, Max Metcalf. From Left to Right: Savannah, Darleen Sutton, Dr. Mick Zais, Jennifer Ainsworth, Gov. Nikki Haley, Max Metcalf.
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Jennifer Ainsworth, Horry County Schools' Teacher of the Year, was named the South Carolina Teacher of the Year at a ceremony Wednesday night.

Ainsworth, a special education teacher at Socastee High School, was selected from thousands of teachers throughout the state.

South Carolina's Teacher of the Year will receive a $25,000 cash award and a new BMW to use for one year.

During the 2014-15 school year, she will also participate in a one-year residency program at the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA) and will serve as a statewide ambassador for the profession. 

The 2014-15 Teacher of the Year will succeed first grade teacher Darleen S. Sutton. The other four finalists, known as Honor Roll teachers, will each receive $10,000.  There will also be school district teachers of the year, and each of these educators will receive $1,000.

If you know a great teacher, there's a great way you can thank them. Post a teacher tribute on the South Carolina Future Minds website. When you do, that will give that teacher a change to win a five night Caribbean cruise.

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