The 2013-2014 Teachers of the Year were announced Friday for the Beaufort County School District.
Teachers were surprised with gift baskets of flowers, balloons and treats by Board of Education members.
The recipients were selected by their peers based on criteria outlined by schools, the South Carolina Department of Education and the district's Teacher Forum, according to the district.
These teachers will be eligible for District Teacher of the Year honors.
The 2013-2014 Beaufort County Teachers of the Year:
Tonya Simmons Battery Creek High School
Katherine "Shelly" Brutcher Beaufort Elementary School
Estee Williams Beaufort High School
Alexis Hines Beaufort Middle School
Gretchen Fritz Bluffton Elementary and ECC
Joshua Fox Bluffton High School
John Houpt Bluffton Middle School
Monique Loin Broad River Elementary School
Melissa Pender Coosa Elementary School
Alicia Weaver H.E. McCracken Middle School
Patti Moscowitz HHI Early Childhood Center
Jill Torre HHI Elementary School
Kristen Karszes HHI High School
Lakesha Loving HHI Middle School
Michelle Brockway HHI School for the Creative Arts
Cathy Cobbs J.S. Shanklin Elementary School
Amy Trask Lady's Island Elementary School
Carolyn Dennis Lady's Island Middle School
Brooke Mendenhall M.C. Riley Elementary School
Angela Allen Mossy Oaks Elementary School
Julie Fletcher Okatie Elementary
Carmen Bell Port Royal Elementary School
Jennifer Deal Pritchardville Elementary School
Emalee Baker Red Cedar Elementary School
Evelyn (Lisa) Harding Robert Smalls Middle School
Eve Weaver St. Helena Elementary School
Tammy Vaught Whale Branch Early College High School
Laura Boozer Whale Branch Elementary School
Vicki Cathcart Whale Branch Middle School
Marwin McKnight Beaufort Jasper Academy for Career Excellence
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