The Columbia County Teacher of the Year will be named Thursday at the school system’s annual banquet.
The five finalists are Tammy Harold of Martinez Elementary; Patty McDonald of Columbia Middle; Angela Stokes of Lakeside Middle; Joan Adkins of Stallings Island Middle; and Charlotte Smith of Lakeside High.
The Columbia County Teacher of the Year will be announced at the annual banquet at West Lake Country Club.
The finalists, named Aug. 13, were chosen by an outside panel of educators from the 32 Teachers of the Year nominated by fellow teachers in the schools. The winner is determined by an essay and in-class evaluations.