Fairforest Elementary teacher recognized with award of excellence
Molli Hensley, a fifth-grade teacher at Fairforest Elementary School, has been named the recipient of the Childers Education Foundation Teaching Excellence Award from Furman University.
The $1,500 award recognizes first-year teachers who are outstanding in three main areas: love of content, love of teaching, and love of student. A committee of Furman faculty, along with school administrators and mentor teachers who worked closely with award nominees, selected Hensley for the honor.
“I care about each student and their success, and all I want to do is support them in the best ways that I can,” said Hensley, who also volunteered to serve as a homebound teacher after the regular school day. “It has been such a joy to get to know students that are not in my classroom during the day and be able to see them grow to love learning.”
“Molli is an amazing asset to our school with her positive attitude, desire to grow, natural ability to connect with students, mastery of content, and willingness to take on any given task,” said Fairforest Principal Kerrie Kish. “She is a true gift to our students, their families, our faculty, and our community.”