Columbia Star

Lexington Two names District Teacher of the Year




(L-r): Lexington Two Superintendent Dr. Williams James Jr., principal Leonard Frierson, and District Teacher of the Year Kim Donovan.

(L-r): Lexington Two Superintendent Dr. Williams James Jr., principal Leonard Frierson, and District Teacher of the Year Kim Donovan.

Teacher Kim Donovan carries many titles at Wood Elementary—music teacher, volunteer, running coach, entrepreneur, and leader.

Now, she can add a new title: District Teacher of theYear.

Principals and administrators at Wood said Donovan is known as a relationship builder and a positive, inspiring role model to students and fellow teachers alike.

“I hope that through my teaching, my students are learning to embrace differences, to respect a variety of opinions and to truly listen to each other,” Donovan said.

And, she hopes they learn to take risks to in the pursuit of learning.

“Learning is taking chances, trying new things, failing, creating, designing and redesigning,” Donovan said. “Learning is not perfect. Learning is often messy. But learning is empowering.”

Donovan will go on to represent Lexington Two in the SC Teacher of the Year competition. The statewide winner will be named in May.


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