Pickens teacher named SC teacher of the year - FOX Carolina 21

Pickens teacher named SC teacher of the year

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COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Darleen Sutton has been named the South Carolina teacher of the year for 2013-2014.

Sutton is a first-grade teacher at Pickens Elementary School. She will receive a $25,000 prize and a BMW to use for the year.

The awards program is a nationally recognized event that honors the State Teacher of the year, Honor Roll teachers and district teachers of the year.

Five finalists were chosen by a panel of educators and citizens who don't have a connection to the South Carolina Department of Education.

The four remaining finalists, known as Honor Roll teachers, will each receive a $10,000 prize.

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