Ms. Kari Lentz was nominated and voted by her peers for the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year (TOY) at Memminger Elementary. Ms. Lentz is originally from Buffalo, NY and moved to Charleston, SC in 2010. She has been with CCSD for six years.
Ms. Lentz says this about her teaching experience at Memminger, “I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to see my students’ motivation, engagement, and high performance every day at school. They’re part of a positive learning environment because they create it and have ownership of their learning. Their achievement is even more rewarding when they have ownership in their success.
Her goals as serving as Memminger’s TOY are, “to be a positive active leader at Memminger and to continue to gain the respect and trust of students, parents and colleagues.