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Alum Named GCS Teacher of Year

Katie Saunders graduated from Furman in 2009.

It took only a volunteer activity in a third grade classroom to shift her pre-health college track to education, but that was all the confirmation she needed. For Katie Saunders, a 2009 Furman University graduate (master’s and bachelor’s), educating is second nature. Driven to innovate, collaborate with her peers, and find creative ways to teach, the Bethel Elementary School teacher (first and second grades) was awarded for her efforts when she was named Greenville County Schools Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017. Read more about Saunders’ philosophy in The Greenville News and on the Greenville County Schools website.

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