Aiken, SC– She’s been a teacher for 23 years, and now Dr. Elisabeth Hardy can add the honor of Teacher of the Year to her resume.
Dr. Hardy teaches English at North Augusta High School. Tonight she was named the 2016-17 Aiken County Public School District Teacher of the Year.
“I am just extremely honored to have been chosen to represent Aiken County on the state level as the Teacher of the Year. It’s just an awesome opportunity. Teaching is my life. There’s nothing else that I would rather do. Teaching is what I am passionate about, and teaching is where the differences are made on a daily basis.”
As the District’s new TOY, Dr. Hardy was awarded the use of a brand new Freedom Edition Jeep Wrangler Unlimited for the next two years courtesy of Bob Richards Automotive.
Aiken County Superintendent Dr. Sean Alford calls Hardy a wonderful representative for the county.
“We are excited and thrilled to congratulate Dr. Hardy on being named as our new Teacher of the Year. She will be a wonderful representative for North Augusta High School, our District and all of Aiken County.”
NAHS Principal John Murphy says he is proud of Hardy’s accomplishment.
“She is an excellent educator. Just last year the student body dedicated the school yearbook to her so I think that tells you a lot about her as a person and as an educator. We’re just extremely proud of her. We wish her all the best as she goes for state teacher of the year.”