Teacher of the Year

2022-23 Spartanburg School District Two Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Julie Keeling from Chesnee Middle School on being selectedJulie Keeling, Teacher of the Year as our Spartanburg School District 2 Teacher of the Year! #D2DifferenceMaker
She is the Band Director at CMS.

“It was unbelievable,” Keeling said of receiving the honor. “I was in awe. I looked around the stage and thought how wonderful all these teachers are. I didn’t think it was me they were calling.”

Keeling gave credit for her success to her CMS Family.

“The teachers here have my back. They believe in me, more so than I believe in myself. It is wonderful to have such a great support group.”

Mrs. Keeling has been an educator for 8 years. She is also a D2 Graduate, whichWatch as Mrs. Keeling is Named Teacher of the Year makes this award even more special.

“I am excited and humbled by the fact that I get to represent all of the teachers in the district.”

Just a short while after being named Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Keeling was back in her room helping students try out musical instruments. She says her passion for teaching is something she hopes will inspire others to become educators.

“We need you. These students need you. You have a lot to offer the next generation. Become a Teacher, and be someone students can look up to.”

Previous Years' Winners

Michelle Monroe
Michelle Monroe 
Marissa Drake

Marissa Drake
Emily Wilkins
Emily Wilkins
Travis Perigo
Travis Perigo
Keri Belue
Keri Belue
Amy D. Dherit

Amy Dherit 2016-17 DIstrict Teacher of the Year
Matt F. Johnson

Matt Johnson 2013-14 Teacher of the Year

 Kimberly K. Jones

Kim Jones 2010-11 Teacher of the Year
Suavé Lunsford

Marie-Suavé Lunsford 2015-16 Teacher of the Year

Windy D. Hodge

Windy Hodge 2012-13 Teacher of the Year

Diana K. Sheriff
Diana Sheriff 2009-10 Teacher of the Year


 Hunter O. Jolley

Hunter Jolley 2014-15 Teacher of the Year

Patricia G. Hardee
Patricia Hardee Teacher of the Year 2011-12

Stephanie F. Cash
Stephanie Cash 2009-09 Teacher of the Year
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