Greenville County Teacher of the Year- 2016-2017

Christine Hendrix

Hometown: Greenville

Family:‚Äč Tyler (husband of 8 years) Matt (5) & Caroline (2)

Food: chicken salad & chips and salsa

Music: country

Hobbies: exercising, spending time with my family and friends 

Previous teaching experience: 2 years in Columbia, 1 year in Summerville, 2 years in Wilmington (NC), and 7th year at Bethel 

What I love about teaching: My favorite thing about teaching is watching my students grow. Kindergarten is such a critical year
in a child's development, and I know it's important to focus on the whole child.  I love to learn how my students learn best and
meet their needs.  It's a challenge, for sure -especially in Kindergarten - but to see how far students come is the most rewarding
part of my job.  There is nothing I love more than to see students that I've taught in previous years grow and mature -
and to still be happy to see me and give me a hug every day!