Top Teacher--Kaye Brown

Kaye Brown, WTOC Top Teacher
Kaye Brown, WTOC Top Teacher

Kaye Brown teaches quite a few courses at Wade Hampton High School in Varnville, South Carolina.

But when she arrived here as a teacher, it didn't take her long to get used to her surroundings.

"Well, I was a student here at Wade Hampton, " said Brown. "This was my alma mater, and I took a teacher cadet course my twelfth grade year and that's when I knew that's what I wanted to do. At first, it was kind of intimidating because some of the same teachers that taught me were here, but now it's just fine."

It doesn't take many words to describe why brown is considered a "top teacher"-

"She cares about the students," said student Christina Rutledge.

And she shows her care by playing an active role in her students lives.

Not only does she teach classes- she advises the yearbook staff and helps with the softball and cheerleading teams.

She spends a lot of extra time with her students, and so it's no surprise they teach her a few lessons as well.

"They know more about the Internet than I'll ever know," said Brown. "They can show me shortcuts. They teach me about music, what's the 'in' music, because I'm also the cheerleading coach and so they keep me abreast of the good music and the bad music. I've learned a lot from them. They keep me young."

So for her concern and participation in the lives of her students, even outside of the classroom, Kaye Brown is this week's WTOC Top Teacher.

Reported by: Karla Redditte,

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