CCSD recognizes Distinguished Reading Teachers



Cheraw Primary-Kelley Hyatt

Petersburg Primary-Anna Hancock

Ruby Elementary-Mandi Sheeler

Edwards Elementary-Meredith Wallace

Plainview Elementary-Marcia Anderson

Jefferson Elementary-Shameeka Spann

McBee Elementary-Elizabeth Weir

Cheraw Intermediate-Laney Rogers

Pageland Elementary-Logan Parker

Chesterfield Ruby Middle-Amber Ange

New Heights Middle-Asia Ponds

Long Middle School-Jan McLain

McBee High School-Donna Howle

Central High School-Caitlin Blackwell

Chesterfield High School-Brent Courtney

Cheraw High School-Iris Brigman


Five finalists were then selected based on the principals’ written recommendations by a panel of educators.  The five finalists were:  Asia Ponds (New Heights Middle School), Mandi Sheeler (Ruby Elementary School), Shameeka Spann (Jefferson Elementary School), Anna Hancock (Petersburg Primary), and Elizabeth Weir (McBee Elementary School). These finalists created a display highlighting current literacy practices at the “Literacy Love Connections” on November 17, 2018 at Coker College.  Teachers, literacy coaches, administrators, and community members attended the event.  The PDIRA Board of Directors interviewed the finalists from Chesterfield County along with teachers from other districts.  We are pleased to announce that Ms. Elizabeth Weir has been recognized as the PDIRA’s Distinguished Literacy Teacher, as well as, Chesterfield County’s Distinguished Reading Teacher.  Ms. Weir along with all of the Distinguished Reading Teachers will be recognized tonight at the Chesterfield County’s School Board meeting, December 10th,  at Ruby Elementary at 5:30 pm.


 All of our Distinguished Reading Teachers encourage the love of reading as a lifelong habit and are continually promoting literacy among their students.  Their classrooms are literacy-rich environments where students are immersed in reading and writing every day.  They are wonderful examples of Distinguished Reading Teachers and are outstanding representatives for their schools and the district.

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