Fort Mill schools salute year's top teachers, staff

FORT MILL -- The Fort Mill school district has announced 2008 school Teachers of the Year and Support Staff Employees of the Year.

The teachers will be honored at a Fort Mill Area Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony this spring. Teachers and staff members will be honored at the start of the 2008-2009 school year, when the districtwide Teacher and Staff Member of the Year will be announced.

Teachers of the Year:

• Jeanie Whitten, Fort Mill High science teacher

• Jenny Simmons, Nation Ford High math teacher

• Judi Griffin, Fort Mill Middle sixth-grade English/Language Arts teacher

• Tonya Funderburk, Gold Hill Middle eighth-grade science teacher

• Christy Matkovich, Springfield Middle math specialist

• Ian Beck, Fort Mill Elementary third-grade teacher

• JoNell Gardner, Gold Hill Elementary technology teacher

• Elizabeth Eppes, Orchard Park Elementary fifth-grade teacher

• Vaughan Christenbury, Riverview Elementary fourth-grade teacher

• Gretchen Lyons, Springfield Elementary second-grade teacher

• Tamara Luckey, Fort Mill Academy math/social studies teacher

Support Staff Employees of the Year:

• Pat Tesh, district office substitute coordinator

• Ashley Brittain, Fort Mill High resource officer

• Debbie Clonts, Nation Ford High administrative secretary

• Pam Fleetwood, Fort Mill Middle receptionist

• Frank Dimaria, Gold Hill Middle technology assistant

• Lou Wylie, Springfield Middle technology assistant

• Sherri Owens, Fort Mill Elementary recovery assistant

• Cindy Ormseth, Gold Hill Elementary technology assistant

• Maryanne Galway, Orchard Park Elementary attendance clerk

• Joy Lynn Loomis, Riverview Elementary bookkeeper

• Kara Jones, Springfield Elementary recovery assistant

• Brenda McCrorey, Fort Mill Academy secretary/bookkeeper