Patricia Nunnally-March 2019 Star Teacher of the Month
Patricia Nunnally is a sixth-grade special education teacher at Timrod Elementary School. She has been named the 2018 National University System - Sanford Teacher Award winner for South Carolina. The Sanford Teacher Award honors teachers who have empathy for students, foster positive relationships with all students, create a positive learning environment and recognize student strengths.
CONGRATULATIONS TO PATRICIA NUNNALLY , THE MARCH 2019 PEE DEE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION STAR TEACHER OF THE MONTH!
Educational Sessions are back! Mark your calendars and Save the Date! All sessions will be at 4:00pm in the PDFCU board room. Light refreshments will be served.
March 20th: "One Shot Banking and More." Hosted by Valerie Mazyck.
May 15th "How to Detect Schemes, Scams & Frauds." Hosted by Rosa Butler.
June 19th "Debit Card Usage for Seniors." Hosted by Priscilla Hickson.
September 4th “Do You REALLY need Insurance?” Hosted by Connie and Mickie.
Lenora Rivers-Davis – February 2019 Star Teacher of the Month
Lenora Rivers-Davis has been teaching for nineteen years. For the past twelve years, she has taught English at Wilson High School. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English secondary education from South Carolina State University and a Master’s degree in Educational Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration of literacy from Lesley University. Mrs. Rivers-Davis, Wilson High School's Teacher of the Year, serves as the English department chair, Literacy Design Curriculum lead teacher, the school's instructional literacy facilitator, and the Teacher Cadet instructor. She has presented at the Southern Regional Education Board Conference, multiple SC Teachers of English Conferences, and various professional development workshops for Florence One. She is also a member of the National Council of Teachers of English, Palmetto State Teachers Association, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. Mrs. Rivers-Davis believes that every student can learn, and every student learns differently. As a teacher, she finds it rewarding when students comprehend. "I love to see the process of critical thinking and self-discovery, especially when my scholars think the concept or task is too rigorous," said Rivers-Davis. She encourages her students to strive to excel and to live a purpose filled life. Mrs. Rivers-Davis noted, "I believe in walking in one's calling; teaching is my calling. I was aware of this calling from the age of four. When my students graduate from high school and they matriculate through college, military, or the workforce, I feel a sense of pride that they are fulfilling their life's calling and are impacting their community and our world."
Congratulations to Lenora Rivers-Davis, the February 2019 Pee Dee Federal Credit Union Star Teacher of the Month!
Kim Cimney – January 2019 Star Teacher of the Month
Kim Cimney has been teaching English and Journalism at West Florence High School for the past 22 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in English Education from Bowling Green State University, a Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Lesley University, holds certification in Gifted & Talented education and AP Literature and is a twice-certified National Board teacher. Kim is West Florence’s Teacher of the Year, co-chair of the English department and a Literacy Design Curriculum lead teacher. She has presented at the SC Teachers of English Conference and is a board member of the SC Scholastic Press Association as well as a member of West Florence’s School Improvement Council.
Kim’s favorite part of teaching is seeing the growth in students throughout the semester or year. Her approach to education is very student-centered where students are discussing, learning, making meaning for themselves and applying the lessons to their lives. Kim works hard to make connections with her students and the content she is teaching. “That goes to building relationships with the students. They know I care about them and their successes. I try to give them value in what we do in class by connecting it to something that they are interested in,” Cimney said.