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CCSD kicks-off "Honor an Educator" book initiative

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The Charleston County School District is preparing to honor teachers and principals in a big way. The district will hold it's fourth annual winter gala to honor excellence in education. Like last year, they're taking steps to show all teachers how much they are appreciated, and you can help.

News 2 tagged along as members of Charleston County School District's Office of Teacher Effectiveness they kicked thing off in royal style. Students at Memminger received a very special surprise. It's not everyday, fairy tale princesses make a special visit to school for a big announcement.

Anita Huggins, director of Teacher Effectiveness for Charleston County School District says, "We are excited to be here at Memminger Elementary to roll out our Honor an Educator Book Initiative to tell great teachers and principals how special they are and what a difference they're making in the lives of children."

CCSD is preparing for it's fourth annual winter gala, an evening with the stars, which will be held in February. The school district will honor teachers of the year from each of it's 80 schools across the district. In addition, seven principals will also receive special recognition. This year's theme is "Once Upon a Time." Huggins says, "We are pleased that for ten dollars we've partnered with Reading Warehouse, and for ten dollars, community members parents, students can purchase hard bound books, in which we will personalize a message to a special educator who has made a difference in their lives. Then we will showcase these books at our gala on February 22nd. Then they will be sending a special gift to those honored educators across the district, and even across the Tri-county area."

The money raised from the honor an educator book initiative will go towards teacher and principal development and training. "The gala is a fantastic opportunity for businesses and community members to come out and show their support for educators," says Huggins.

They're also in need of sponsors for the gala. Huggins says, "we're hoping community members who hear about this will call us, and offer and lend a helping hand by serving as a sponsor, or giving some in kind donations for our live or silent auction. The teacher is the person who is making the primary difference in the lives of children inside the classroom each and every day. As our teachers work diligently, they need to know too that we as students, teachers, parents, community members and business leaders honor and recognize the outstanding efforts that they are making in the lives of our children each and every day."

Wednesday morning from 5am to 7:30am, News 2 will have members of the Office of Teacher Effectiveness live in our studio taking your calls for book orders.

Personalized books are $10, or three for $20. The district has special rates for large quantity of books for PTA groups. Books are on sale from now until February 15th. For more information call 843-937-6343, click here http://soa.ccsdschools.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_2868411/File/bookplate%20flyerv2.pdf , or email HonorATeacher@charleston.k12.sc.us <mailto:HonorATeacher@charleston.k12.sc.us>

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