Bonner Elementary recognizes Teacher of Year

  • Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bonner Elementary School has announced that Sherry Hyatt has been chosen 2014 Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Hyatt has been teaching at Bonner for the last eight years. She currently teaches fourth grade in Bonner Academy of the Arts where she integrates her knowledge of dance and movement in the curriculum.

She has experience teaching various grades preschool through community college level, and holds a doctrine degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of South Carolina, a master’s degree in educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University as well as a BS in Social Studies Education from Appalachia University. She is also national board certified.

‘Carin’ for Ms. Perrin’

Bonner Elementary School is helping one of its own teachers, Ms. Joan Perrin.

Perrin, a K-5 teacher, is battling Leukemia. She received a bone marrow transplant on Feb. 12, and has to stay in Charleston near MUSC for 100 days of quarantine.

Once Joan shared this information with teachers at Bonner, the teachers met together and decided that they would not let her fight this battle alone. The teachers decided that this year they would have fundraisers to help with Joan’s medical expenses.

The group is named Carin’ for Perrin. The effort began in October, and Bonner staff members have generously contributed to and supported the various fundraisers. Once parents and students became aware of the efforts of Bonner teachers, they asked to also be included in the fundraisers.

Teachers have been busy since October raising money through a host of activities and events.

Bonner has been involved in supporting and fighting cancer for many years. For the past several years, Bonner has had a Relay for Life Team named TEACH (Together Educators and Children Help). With the help and support of staff members, Bonner students and the community, the relay team has been successful.

The Relay for Life teams have raised over $5,000 and have won Best Campsite and Best Rookie Team at the relay event held at Berkeley High School. This year instead of raising money for Relay for life, they decided as a team to keep 100 percent of the money raised to assist Ms. Perrin in her time of need.


The rummage and food sale at Hood’s Chapel UM Church on Saturday, Feb. 22 was a smashing success. Hood’s Chapel thanks everyone who helped with the sale.


Happy Birthday to my grandson Matthew O’Quinn (Feb. 28).

Prayer List

Continue to pray for Virginia Kirkland, Thelma Shurlknight, Eric Shurlknight, Ted Caddell, Johnny Caddell, DP Caddell, Sarah Jackson, Rouse Thomas, Viola Murphy, Debbie Fail, Troy Smallwood, John Myzell, Jeff Davis, Gloria Conner, Betty Delk, Cheryl Revera, Arlene Gigglemen, Matthew Lear, Jackie Caddell, David Brown, Sally Bowick, Dexter Floyd, Allen Mills, Roy and Marlene Farmer, Ruth Cumbee, Matthew O’Quinn, Kyle Thomas McMakin, Sue Duffy, Barry Swall, Regie Dunston, Kim Long, Hugh Phillips, Joan Perrin, Louise Litchfield, Louise McMakin,

Mike Mitchum, Justin Knight, Madison Litchfield, Shannon Thomas, Barbara Alexander, Steven Langley, Bo Langley, John Manning, Judy Brunson, Del Rose Pye, Dickie Car, and our firefighters, first responders, military, community and country.

If anyone has news to share give me a call at 565-3125 or e-mail me janettehood@aol.com. I need news by Wednesday afternoon for the next week’s column.

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