Teacher of the Year Gets BMW

Freda surprised by her new BMW.
Freda surprised by her new BMW.

A Low Country teacher is being honored in a big way. Hilton Head Middle School's Patricia Freda was named Beaufort County's Teacher of the Year. It's quite an honor that was a big surprise to this 20-year veteran educator.

"I was very surprised and I want to thank all of the people I work with and have worked with over the past ten years that I've been in this district," she said. "Because I probably wouldn't be here if I didn't work with them and they supported me through all of this."

As part of the honor, Hilton Head Automotive handed over the keys to a BMW for Freda to use for the next year.

Reported by: Jaime Dailey, jdailey@wtoc.com