LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Paige Black

Position: Second Grade Teacher
School: Barnwell Primary School
School District: Barnwell School District 45
City, State: Barnwell, SC

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Paige Black was nominated by an anonymous parent of a student.

Ms. Black is a remarkable teacher who has a tremendous impact on the students and families she works with, as well as the staff at her school. Every day, she lets her positive attitude shine through and is an inspiration to all around her. She gets to know each and every student who sits in her classroom and goes above and beyond for everyone around her. 

Ms. Black embraces each challenge that arises with an infectious smile, determination, and the positive mindset that anyone can do anything they set their mind to.  Ms. Black is such an amazing asset at Barnwell Primary School.

"I know, without a doubt, she has changed and continues to change the lives of the children she has taught," said her nominator. "She impacts so many second graders and staff members by being an example of acceptance, tolerance, and what it truly means to believe in kids!"



Comments (163)


Teressa Simmons Posted over a year ago

Paige deserves this award because she's the best all around teacher I've ever met. Students love her as well as the parents! She's a loving, kind and motivated educator.

Teena Renew Posted over a year ago

Paige is so sincere in everything she does. She has the smile that will make you happy on a real downer day. She cares so much about her students and teaching them so that all understand. She needs to be cloned and place her clones in all schools. She makes a huge impact on not only her students, but everyone she meets. She is indeed a Life Changer.

Angela Cotton Posted over a year ago

What an amazing teacher! Paige tutored my son Chandler, after school, when he was in grade school. She gave him confidence with his school work. We love Mrs. Black!

Masey Posted over a year ago

Paige Black has been a second Mom to me. I’ve had the great privilege of growing up with her daughter, so I’ve seen her in action throughout my entire life. She has an infectious smile and personality that can brighten the worst of days. I have been blessed enough to work with her as a second grade teacher over the past four years, and have seen the immense impact she has made on students, both in her classroom and throughout the school, and her fellow teachers. She cares deeply for the students as people. She cares about their home lives. She goes to the ball games. She attends extra activities the school holds. She goes above and beyond in every way. She is well deserving of this award!!

Kia Valentin Posted over a year ago

Paige is authentic. She is genuine. She is completely sincere in her intent and actions to live ALL in her presence. Especially her students. Not just her students but everyone in who she comes in contact. She shows compassion and empathy. Her hugs are the best.

Tina Posted over a year ago

Paige has the biggest heart!!! She lives deeply. Everyone. She has no favorites. She just loves. And I love her!!

Teresa Posted over a year ago

I’ve known Paige her entire life. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are from, Paige is always there to help anyone. She changes so many lives of her students and anyone that knows her. She is such a loving person and is more than deserving of this honor.

CRAIG HART Posted over a year ago

Paige Black is an amazing teacher and she really cares for all students. Paige Black is genuine and she models that a true educator is not only concerned with academics but is also concerned with the social and emotional well being of the students. Paige Black models this behavior daily. She is consistent in her approach to her students, colleagues, and parents. I have witnessed her make students smile and feel better by simply showing that she cared. Paige Black students love her as her caring approach and affection is unwavering. It is apparent that Paige Black loves her students too. Paige Blacks practices the holistic approach as it relates to having a positive impact on her students' education and lives in general. Paige Black was born a lifechanger. Paige Black is a genuine lifechanger!

Kelly Shealy Posted over a year ago

Paige Black's heart is filled with love, her passion for education is amazing, and her desire to see each of her students succeed is an inspiration to us all. I have known Paige since I taught her in high school, and she always has given 100% to everything she does. Quite honestly, Paige never seems to have a bad day, and her smiles and hugs are true blessings for her students and her colleagues. She is a role model and a true life changer!

Rachel Wall Posted over a year ago

Paige is a talented and passionate educator. Her passion is working to better the lives of the children in our district and to serve her community. She is a model for greatness in the field of education. I feel so fortunate to be able to work alongside her and learn from her each and every day.

Kelly Shealy Posted over a year ago

Paige Black's heart is filled with love, her passion for education is amazing, and her desire to see each of her students succeed is an inspiration to us all. I have known Paige since I taught her in high school, and she always has given 100% to everything she does. Quite honestly, Paige never seems to have a bad day, and her smiles and hugs are true blessings for her students and her colleagues. She is a role model and a true life changer!

Amy Bozard Posted over a year ago

I have had the privilege of working across the hall from Paige Black for six years and there is no other teacher who loves and cares about their students more than her. In today’s education system we are constantly bombarded with standards, assessments, lessons and the like. Often there is not much time left for those equally important ‘life skills’. Paige takes the time to not only educate her students, but she teaches them respect, honesty, manners and overall how to be a good and kind person. She reflects on community issues that impact HER students and their families. I here this EVERY DAY! Not only that, but she gets to know her students so well, that she is able to recognize behavior indicative to more personal issues that the student may be dealing with and handle such situations in a very attentive and productive way, often BEFORE interfering with the students learning environment. BSD 45 is beyond lucky to have her and #lifechangeroftheyear would be fortunate to have her among their ranks.

Missy Barker Posted over a year ago

It’s not uncommon to encounter a lot of amazing teachers on our educational journey and we tend to remember them all for different reasons. Some for being the fun, hands on teacher, some for being funny and having a great sense of humor, some for always having high expectations and standards, some who planned and organized engaging lessons, and some that simply just loved you! What is uncommon is to be lucky enough to find that one teacher with ALL those qualities. Paige Black is that teacher! She can be described in so many ways...she is smart, loving, caring, positive, motivated, dedicated and hard working. In fact, the BEST way to describe Paige is to simply say she is a LIFE CHANGER! And if you don’t believe me, just ask any of the hundreds of children, co-workers, family and friends who are lucky enough to know and be loved by her! I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award!!!

John Moody Posted over a year ago

I can’t think of anyone more deserving than Paige for this prestigious award. Paige has a smile and a personality that lights up the room wherever she goes. Paige has made a tremendous impact in the lives of so many students over the years, and we are truly honored and blessed to have Paige as part of the Barnwell 45 family.

NP Posted over a year ago

Paige Black is an amazing educator. Her heart for her students is evident to all who come in contact with her. She’s a one-of-a-kind person with a heart of gold and a passionate desire to make a difference in the lives of children! We love you, Paige!

Crissie Stapleton Posted over a year ago

In education, you seek out teachers who exude a passion for education, who lead with their heart, and who have a way of inspiring others to do the same. I consider our district fortunate that we have individuals who have that passion to make a difference and to touch the lives of those they lead and work with each day. Our district has such a teacher in Paige Black. Always with a servant’s heart and a positive attitude, Paige makes a difference every day. It is obvious that she believes that investments in our school, our students, our families, and our community make your classroom stronger. She continually gives her time and talent back to her community, and she is a true inspiration to our school district, showing us true dedication and compassion in action, always with a positive attitude and a compassionate heart. Congratulations, Paige! You have everyone in our district and community cheering you on! We love you!

Steven Strother Posted over a year ago

I have heard nothing but wonderful things about Paige - her commitment and compassion seem relentless. She strives for excellence personally and in the classroom, and seems to make a positive impact with everything that she does. She is a phenomenal inspiration to her students and community!

Kim Rhoad Posted over a year ago

This honor is so well-deserved for Paige. She has a heart of gold and shows compassion for anyone who crosses her path. She embodies so many qualities that make her a positive role model and caring educator.

Jaci Bearden Posted over a year ago

Paige is one of the most caring teachers I have ever known. Paige cares about the whole child. She is concerned about their academic achievements as well as their emotional needs. For that reason she is like a magnet that children and adults are drawn to. She always has a smile on her face and takes the time to stop and talk to each child that addresses her. She is very deserving of this honor.

Marcela Zavala Posted over a year ago

Mrs.Black is the reason my daughter is going to college for childhood education. The impact that she made on my daughter back in 1st grade has been in her heart all through grade school. I cannot thank her enough for everything she did to help my children. She is truly an inspiration of not only a teacher but as a person who loves all children as her own.

Melissa Rutland Posted over a year ago

Ms. Black is a wonderful person and teacher. A beautiful lady inside and out. She is the same with everyone and every day.

Parent Posted over a year ago

Paige is such an amazing person, inside and out! Her spirit touches the lives of everyone around her, and her smile lights up a room. I am grateful to know her and have her as a teacher in our school. She is truly a blessing to so many! She is a real LifeChanger!

Teresa Zorn Posted over a year ago

Paige is a great teacher and coworker. She goes above and beyond just being a teacher. She is willing to help out no matter where classroom, office, cafeteria. She is always smiling and loving. All our students at Barnwell Schools love her and they know she loves them. Even the ones that are not in her class. She is an inspiration to everyone.

Heather Ware Posted over a year ago

One of the most precious people that I have ever met. Such a gift to so many children I’m sure. ??

Jackie S. Hood Posted over a year ago

Ms. Black is a wonderful person and teacher. A beautiful lady inside and out. She is the same with everyone and every day.

Katina Sealey Posted over a year ago

Awesome and genuine person. Every time I visit home and see her, she’s so loving towards me and never changes. I can only imagine what she brings to the classroom, and the love for her students and staff. Go Paige and continued blessings and success. ??????

Melissa Chisolm Posted over a year ago

You are a very sweet Teacher and all the kids love you

Linda Posted over a year ago

I have known Paige for years, she is the sweetest, most caring, loving young lady! She taught my granddaughter and my granddaughter loves her because Paige treats all her students like they are hers! No matter where you see her, she’s the same ray of sunshine! Paige deserves this award because she loves and cares for people and a dedicated teacher!!

Bet Posted over a year ago

Love this lady! She is so deserving of this award! Paige would do anything for anyone and has a heart of gold! She loves her students and they all love her! She goes above and beyond the duties of a teacher!

Sara Wier Posted over a year ago

So deserving of this honor. She is not just an awesome teacher, but an incredible person an role model!

Jacqueline Grubbs Posted over a year ago

I can’t think of anyone more deserving! She’s one of the most caring, genuine people that I know! She goes above and beyond for everybody. I’m blessed to have someone like her in my life! Love you Aunt Paige!!

Vicki Croft Posted over a year ago

Sweet, compassionate teacher. Barnwell School district 45 is very blessed

Rhea Ridgeway Posted over a year ago

Paige is an amazing teacher. Her kids future and present love her. She goes over and beyond in her teaching. She teaches life to her kids. She wants them to be the best they can be. She is a true friend to the teachers she works with and to so many other people!! You can always depend on her. She has a huge heart!

Gary Hooper Posted over a year ago

This lady has a heart of gold. She always puts the needs of others ahead of hers. She is a wonderful teacher. We love you and are so proud of you!

Stacie Brabham Posted over a year ago

Congratulations Paige!

Student Posted over a year ago

She was the best teacher when I was in school. I love her to the moon and beyond!

Robert Eubanks Posted over a year ago

Congratulations to a former student and colleague! Very proud of you!

Dawsey Posted over a year ago

Most definitely my 2nd mom to me and my child loves her dearly. No more teachers like her, she definitely deserves it! Love U Paige Black!

India Myrick Posted over a year ago

She's such an awesome teacher!!

Jessica Posted over a year ago

To a well deserved woman! Congratulations Paige Pender Black!

Charles McConnell Posted over a year ago

Such a beautiful person and family! Congratulations!

Amy Hooper Hutto Posted over a year ago

My beautiful cousin! Inside and out!! So well deserved! I love you bunches Paige!

Sandra Black Posted over a year ago

I Can't think of a more deserving person to get this award!

Debrah Posted over a year ago

Congratulations!!

Karla Carter Posted over a year ago

So deserving! We love you Paige!

Jerry Bodiford Posted over a year ago

Congratulations Paige!

Vickie Glover Posted over a year ago

Great job Paige! Barnwell is blessed to have you!

Sharease Turner Posted over a year ago

Congratulations and well deserved my kids loved her!!

Tanya Bolen Posted over a year ago

Mrs.Black deserves this award, she is really a great teacher!

Jada Still Posted over a year ago

OMG!!! Let me tell you, this is one of the best teachers I know!!! I did my ECD hours with her in high school. She helped me every step of the way. Back then I knew her as Ms. Pender. She taught me many lessons in kindness and patience. She showed me love during a time when I was having teenage drama and didn't always feel loved. She was and still is an awesome friend. No matter where I see her she is always the same. She really deserves this award. I am currently finishing my bachelor's degree in education. I believe that if I am half the teacher that she is, I will be truly successful!!! Mrs. Paige Pender Black thank you for all you have done and continue to do. I think very highly of you and always will. I love you very much. #LCOY

Betsy Chavis Posted over a year ago

She is a very caring and loving teacher. My daughter had her for a teacher in Blackville. We loved her. CONGRATULATIONS Paige Pender Black! You awesome teacher!

Joyce Price Simmons Posted over a year ago

She deserves that award. She's one caring and hugging person. She loves her students as well. She goes beyond her duties. Love Mrs. Black! Super Teacher! Congratulations!!

anonymous Posted over a year ago

I've known Paige since grade school. We graduated high school together. She has always been such a sweetheart!

Rhea Ridgeway Posted over a year ago

Paige is an awesome teacher and a wonderful friend! She not only loves her students but all students. Her students from years past still remember what she did for them.

Robbie Niegowski Posted over a year ago

Paige is an amazing teacher and an asset to our district.

Rhea Ridgeway Posted over a year ago

Paige is an awesome teacher and a wonderful friend! She not only loves her students but all students. Her students from years past still remember what she did for them.

Debbie Tillman Posted over a year ago

I love Paige. She is a JOY to be around. She is a blessing for children and adults alike. She has a real love for life.

Siteaka Rollins Posted over a year ago

Once I walked into Mrs. Black's classroom for my daughter too meet her for meet and greet, she fell in love with her right then and there. Mrs. Black is a wonderful lady. She is always smiling and encouraging her students to do great. My daughter comes home all the time and says wonderful things about Mrs. Black and it just melts my heart to know how much she loves her teacher and how much she done learned.

Barbara Bell Posted over a year ago

Well deserved. She is the best!!!!

Heather Posted over a year ago

Paige is truly a life changer. No matter your mood, when you see her and she gives you that famous “Paige hug”, you automatically feel better about whatever was bothering you. She is always there for any student, not just hers. I have seen her go to almost every table in the lunchroom speaking to students and staff instead of sitting down eating her lunch. They all just want one of those hugs. If anyone deserves this award, it is Paige Black. She is one of a kind! The world needs more of her. ??

Lisa Ferguson Posted over a year ago

Paige is an awesome person who also happens to be an extraordinary teacher! She loves being a teacher and takes pride in working with children! She is that person who gives her all in everything she does! Her dedication and commitment are wonderful characteristics that her students get to witness each and every day! Imagine being a student in her class and being fortunate enough to experience her enthusiasm and passion for learning! Sounds like the true definition of being "life changing"! Congratulations, Paige! Much deserved!

Adrian Robinson Posted over a year ago

I have know this sweet lady since grade school. We graduated high school together and she was then and still is the most helpful.and caring person I know. She is always the same no matter where I see her and she always make it a point to encourage me and ask about my family. Her students love her so much and she is so patient, kind, and understanding with the children. She is definitely a Life Changer!!!!

Deloris Boyce Posted over a year ago

Paige Black is the best teacher I know. She taught my daughter in 3rd grade and now she's a freshman in college. We love her and she deserves this honor.

Pam Priester Posted over a year ago

Paige Black is one of the most precious genuine people you will ever meet. She adores her family, friends, colleagues, and her students. Paige puts others’ needs, wants, and concerns above hers. She gives 100% to her students, and once they have had her for a teacher, they are forever changed. She is truly deserving of the LifeChanger award!

Sherry Moore Posted over a year ago

Paige is every parent's dream teacher for their precious child. She loves each and every student as her own and has an amazing rapport with her students as well as their families. As an educator, Paige is deeply devoted to her profession and believes in educating the whole child. While academics are important, Paige is a strong advocate for the emotional well-being of all children. Throughout her career, many lives have been touched. She definitely deserves the honor of being "life changer of the year!"

David Brabham Posted over a year ago

Mrs. Black was my daughter’s second grade teacher. She is great teacher. She is loving and caring person. She cares for all her kids. She was my daughter’s favorite teacher. Congratulations you deserve it.

Sherry Moore Posted over a year ago

Paige is every parent's dream teacher for their precious child. She loves each and every student as her own and has an amazing rapport with her students as well as their families. As an educator, Paige is deeply devoted to her profession and believes in educating the whole child. While academics are important, Paige is a strong advocate for the emotional well-being of all children. Throughout her career, many lives have been touched. She definitely deserves the honor of being "life changer of the year!"

Karla Posted over a year ago

Mrs. Black is so caring and loving she is also a wonderful teacher. She genuinely loves every single one of her students and their families. She has a heart of gold and would do absolutely anything for anyone. Our family adores her and so does anyone that knows her. ??

Kay Gooding Posted over a year ago

It has been a pleasure working alongside Mrs. Paige Black over the past few years. Her passion and compassion for students is truly inspiring! She meets each student with a smile and caring attitude. She changes lives every day and is so deserving of this honor!

Tiffany MOmoore Posted over a year ago

I couldn't think of anyone that deserves this more than Paige! She always finds the good in everything and everyone! Such a beautiful person!

Belinda Sanders Posted over a year ago

I have known Paige Black since she was a little girl! I was her little league cheerleading coach and at a young age she was so compassionate and caring about everyone around her. She has a heart bigger than anyone I know. I have always thought so much of her my daughters middle name is after her. I understand why all her students, faculty and parents see Such love in her heart! Most deserving!

Nancy Smith Posted over a year ago

Paige is an awesome teacher.She is dedicated to her students.A very loving and caring teacher.She goes above and beyond to do anything for her students or any child.Very devoted to her students.

Brooke Davis Posted over a year ago

Paige Black is one of the most genuine people I know! She truly cares for her students and colleagues! I’m so thankful I have someone like her to encourage and support me through my teaching career. We need more teachers like Mrs. Black!

Chasity Still Posted over a year ago

Paige has been a friend of the family for years and was my oldest daughters teacher about 3 years ago! She absolutely loves Paige and so do we! I can’t think of anyone more deserving.

Nancy Smith Posted over a year ago

Paige is awesome teacher.She is a very caring teacher .Goes above and beyond to help children .Loves to help and do for children and everybody. Has a big heart.

Daphne Still Posted over a year ago

Paige is a great teacher and wonderful community leader. She supports her students forever. She can be seen at sporting events cheering for former students and students she never taught. She takes time to get to know her students. She greets everyone with her beautiful smile everyday. Paige is a great teacher and very deserving of this award.

Tammy Self Posted over a year ago

Congratulations Paige! So proud of you and your commitment to education. You are so well deserving of this award! Thankful for you!

Anna Moore Posted over a year ago

While I never had the honor of having Mrs. Black as a teacher, I'm currently teaching one of her sons and work with her daughter. They are both amazing individuals and that's because they were raised by an amazing mother. Mrs. Black is by far one of the most supportive parents I've ever worked with. She is kind and has even sent me inspirational quotes because she knows that our jobs are wonderful, yet also challenging. She has the biggest heart for her students and those she loves. Mrs. Black always has a smile on her face and is a light for so many! She is so deserving of this award!

Crissie Stapleton Posted over a year ago

I am so honored and proud to work alongside Mrs. Paige Black. There are so many amazing things I could say about her, but what stands out the most is Paige’s heart for what she does each and every day within our school district. She has a heart for our students, a heart for her colleagues, a heart for our district as a whole, and a heart for this community that inspires others around her to be their best and strive to be successful. She is a true LifeChanger to so many!

Debbie Sanders Posted over a year ago

She is my grandson teacher. She is terrific and he has nothing but good stuff to say about her

Hannah Thompson Posted over a year ago

an amazing and loving ,Teacher supportive to every student She will help you reach your goals.and equip you with the tools you need.

Stephanie Hoyer Posted over a year ago

I have known Ms. Black my entire life. She has always been such a sweet person with a huge heart. She sprinkles a little happiness on everything that comes her way. I can't think of a more deserving individual than Paige. She encourages everyone around her to be a better person and student. Good luck.

Laurine Bootsy Buxton Posted over a year ago

Ms. Black is a teacher that cares without a doubt. She's an amazing teacher with a heart of gold. Ms. Black is like a magnet to all! She taught one of my boys but all of my kids love her and so do I. We love you Ms. Black, you deserve it!

Carol Posted over a year ago

One of my favorite teachers, but more important one of my favorite people. Always smiling and always looking for ways to help others. A well deserved award!

Melissa Rutland Posted over a year ago

Congratulations Paige!! Well deserved.

Melissa Rutland Posted over a year ago

Paige is a dedicated teacher. She’s loving and caring to ALL of her students.A blessing to students, parents,faculty and staff at Bps.

Dana Zorn Posted over a year ago

Paige has been my best friend for more than 30 years. She has been beside me through good and bad times. She is the kindest most loving person I have ever known. She often sends me quotes or bible verses to remind me she loves me when life gets busy. If I need her she will drop everything and be here as fast as she can. She has done it time and again! She can find the good in any situation. Her students are so very blessed to have her. No matter where we are children and young adults she taught in the past come to hug her. You can see how genuine their love is for her and hers for them. We need more Paige Blacks in this world!!

Felicia Devore Posted over a year ago

Congratulations Paige! Well deserved!

Markeith Posted over a year ago

This women has been truly a blessing to me and my other two brothers lives.Not only she help us out but a lot of my friends. No matter what the situation she tried her hardest to helps us. She would always be an inspiration to us we love you!!

Christian Posted over a year ago

Mrs black is an awsome caring and loving women; who shows compassion to all of her students.

Abby Posted over a year ago

This lady goes above and beyond for her students. She is so caring and loving. She genuinely cares. My son has been going through a tough time this year and Mrs. Black has been nothing but encouraging and concerned for my son. I am so thankful that my son has Mrs. Black to help him with his education and help him through the personal things he is going through. I couldn’t ask for a better teacher for my child!

Lisa Gleaton Posted over a year ago

Much deserved! Always happy and positive! Treats everyone with respect and dearly loves her students! Way to go, Paige! So very proud of you!

Leisa Clamp Posted over a year ago

Mrs. Black is one of the most caring individuals that you will ever meet! Relationships are key in everything that she does. She has a heart for all children regardless of their circumstances. She has always had the best rapport with colleagues, parents, and students. She is known throughout the community as one that will do anything for anyone—a true life changer!

Wendy Harter Posted over a year ago

Well deserved! Paige is a loving, caring, devoted teacher and students love her! I had the pleasure of teaching two of her own children and she was a wonderful parent/teacher then and she still is.

Holley Posted over a year ago

Congratulations Paige you truly are an inspiration to many people. Your passion and love for the school and kids are always spoken highly of. We have not experienced it through the school with our kids, but as friends we see it shinning. Thanks for always being so positive, loving and caring. Our community definitely needs more Teachers like you!

Vickie Glover Posted over a year ago

We all have that one teacher that helped the most in molding our lives. Paige Pender Black is that kind of teacher!

Georgina Posted over a year ago

Outstanding!!

Rachel Posted over a year ago

Love our sunshine Paige Black! Well deserved and earned!!

Ashley Posted over a year ago

Congratulations Paige! Keep on shining girl! Love you!

Andrea McGee Posted over a year ago

Congratulations Paige!

Susan Frazier Posted over a year ago

Congratulations!

Anonymous Parent Posted over a year ago

We absolutely LOVE her-! I hope that our son has teachers ahead of him that are *anywhere near* as talented and dedicated as Mrs Black!

Malik Posted over a year ago

Ms. Black is one in a million. She the type of teacher that even if she didn’t teach you , you would come to her for advice and she would be there . She has helped so many students throughout her time teaching and she always puts her students first no matter what . If you needed someone to talk to , someone to help you out , someone to be a role model , Ms. Black was the one for you . There was never a sad or bad day when your around her , she gets you to talk about what’s going on even when you don’t want to. She also makes you actually wanna learn , when your in her class your content , focused and paying attention, because you have that much respect for her .

Sara Posted over a year ago

Paige has a HUGE heart and is one of the most passionate and dedicated individuals I’ve ever known. I have seen life throw her curveballs and she pivoted with grace and humor, making the best of whatever happens and turning it into joy. She would be an asset to any organization- she is someone you want in your lifeboat.

Brooke Posted over a year ago

Congratulations, Paige!

Gail Still Posted over a year ago

Congratulations Paige Pender Black, you do everything from your heart ??

Pam Nobles Posted over a year ago

Very deserving! Congratulations Paige!

Pat Posted over a year ago

Congratulations!

Jennie Davis Posted over a year ago

A wonderful tribute to a special teacher. I miss those sweet hugs!

Mariah Stone Posted over a year ago

Paige Pender Black! Somebody i will always look up to in my future teaching career! Always there for me, when I was just mentoring her class and still my favorite school mom!

Alyssa Walters Posted over a year ago

Go Aunt Paige Pender Black I love you and God bless you!!

Margaret Matheny Posted over a year ago

So well deserved! Congratulations!

Rhea Ridgeway Posted over a year ago

Congratulations! Awesome teacher!!

Susie Holcombe Posted over a year ago

Way to go Paige!!! So proud of you !!! Love ya

JJ Cone Posted over a year ago

I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving for this award!!

Becky Posted over a year ago

Paige Black is an all round wonderful person. The kind of friend that becomes family. The kind of Mother that loves like no other. The kind of teacher that changes lives! Any event i have ever been to with her there brings current students all the way up to graduates to seek her out to say hi, to give her hugs, to show us all the lasting impression she has made on their lives. Deserving of such award? Absolutely!! ????

Supreethi Mukthipudi Posted over a year ago

Paige deserves this ! She is awesome teacher.She makes sure every child is heard and cared for. She makes everybody feels special ! Out of 5years working that I worked with her, I have never seen her, sad or upset. Iam sure she might have some down days, but she never let those impact on kids or the way she treats them is always the same. Loving and caring.

Linda Allen Posted over a year ago

Paige is such a genuine person. She always has a smile on her face for each and every student. I am a former teacher who taught at her school and have known her for many years. I cannot think of any teacher that I have known In my career who makes such a difference for her students. She is most deserving of this award!

Denise Posted over a year ago

Every time you see Paige, she has a smile on her face and a positive attitude! Her students are lucky to have her as a teacher, because she loves each and everyone of them as if they were her own kids. I would say she’s changed the lives of so many students that have had the privilege to be in her classroom!

Cathie Lynn Posted over a year ago

She is a super person and an awesome teacher and role model! Congratulations!

Anonymous Parent Posted over a year ago

Paige is like "sunshine" daily at BPS. She is so encouraging, motivating & wise, Paige pulls out the strengths of ALL her students. She has a gift of being able to relate to all the students. Paige believes in all her students and gives them hope everyday. They love to be in her group and learn. If you know her, you would agree that Paige Black deserves this award. BPS is very lucky to have her.

Ashley Pender Posted over a year ago

Paige is my sister in law and is one of the sweetest, most loving, giving people I know. No one is more deserving! ??

Bru Pender Posted over a year ago

I can't think of anyone more deserving of this nomination than Paige. Paige is an AMAZING PERSON and the students, families, community and administration in Barnwell are truly blessed to have her on staff. Kids and parents love Paige because her attitude, efforts, commitment and support of her students is genuine and heart felt. Paige has and will continue to positively impact the lives of her students and their families and this world would be a better place with more people like Paige. She is so deserving of this nomination and recognition, and we are all blessed to have her in our lives!!!

Jason Posted over a year ago

Miss Black is the perfect teacher. Rather she is having a bad day or a great day she meets you with a smile every time. Never let her emotions show to the kids, always trying to made the kids lives better treats all the kids as if they were her own kids. amazing role model in and out of the school always the same

Rose Posted over a year ago

Mrs. Black is what all teachers should aspire to be!! She has taught my niece and nephew. .I never got the privilege of being her student...she is a special lady and a truly valuable part of our school and our community! We love her!

anonymous parent Posted over a year ago

Paige is a wonderful teacher who truly cares about her students. She goes above and beyond to create engaging lessons with a classroom environment to make them successful. Students in her classes walk away with a wealth of knowledge from her loving teaching style.

Karen Still Posted over a year ago

Paige is one of Barnwell's finest! She comes from a wonderful and loving family. Always beautiful and friendly with a huge smile and the cutest dimples! I have heard through the years what a remarkable teacher she is so I can only imagine the impact she has on the lives of children. She certainly deserves this recognition!

Shantel Posted over a year ago

There is no other person who is more deserving of such an acknowledgement! Paige Black has been influencing and changing the lives of children and youth for years and this is more than a job to her but rather a mission! Her legacy of helping to transform lives has been received and welcomed by many! Paige Black, is a "Life Changer" and will continue to be of service to the students and families in Barnwell School District 45!

Becky Posted over a year ago

Lifechanger, a word that is so suitable of Paige! I have know Paige for many years and her commitment to the things she loves most are unwavering......her faith, family, friends and her students. I look forward to seeing her as she always greets you with a big smile and a warm hug and always has words of encouragement. She not only makes an impact on the students she teaches, but all those at Barnwell Primary School. I can't think of a more deserving person for this award. It is with great pleasure I recommend Paige.

Tammy Thompson Posted over a year ago

She's the BEST!

Steen Pender Posted over a year ago

Congratulations!

Sammye Schmidt Posted over a year ago

Congratulations!

Teresa Owens Posted over a year ago

Paige is an amazing person. She is without a doubt a "Lifechanger". She takes pride in everything she does. She is a wonderful asset to the Barnwell School system as well as to the Barnwell community. I have known her for her entire life and I have never met a more positive person. I had the pleasure of coaching her when she cheered for the little league teams in Barnwell. Such a joy to be around and a roll model for her squad. She is extremely deserving of this award.

Masey Mathias Posted over a year ago

She’s been changing my life for as long as I can remember?? First as Aunt P and for the last 4 years, my teaching neighbor and teammate!!

Dyann Parler Posted over a year ago

Congratulations!

Stephanie Mead Posted over a year ago

This could not be more perfect for Paige! She has a knack for loving on those students who can be the hardest to love and need it the most! I have witnessed how she changes a hardened, badly behaved child into a respectful, hard working student. She teaches them how to love themselves!

Randi Kay Adkins Posted over a year ago

Love this!! Congratulations to my son's teacher Paige Pender Black! This is well deserved!!!

Auburn Ferguson Posted over a year ago

This is amazing!! Paige Pender Black is the most deserving person for this award! Love you! Congratulations!

Shawna Delk Posted over a year ago

Congratulations!!

Michelle Ventimiglia Posted over a year ago

She’s a special woman for sure! Most deserving! Love y’all! Congratulations Paige Pender Black!

Marian Martin Posted over a year ago

I have known Paige all of her life. She is amazing and has the largest heart of anyone I know. I have always seen her with a smile on her face for everyone she meets or knows. Paige is a wonderful, compassionate person and I believe she is very deserving of this award.

Matt Posted over a year ago

My daughter is in 5th grade and still talks about Mrs. Paige Pender Black and wishes she could go back to her class!!! Well deserved nomination!

Anonymous Posted over a year ago

MY FAVORITE! LOVE HER!

Pam Rush Posted over a year ago

Congratulations Paige. Much deserved!

Gary Posted over a year ago

Congratulations sweet girl! You are certainly deserving of this award. We love you and are proud of you!

Beth McDonald Posted over a year ago

No one deserves this honor than Paige. She loves each child she teaches as her own and each child knows she loves them. Having a loving role model as a teacher is a special gift to all children.

Vicki Posted over a year ago

Congratulations!

Isabel Posted over a year ago

Aunt P is a great person and is always wanting to help others. Whenever she's out in public, all ages of kids come up and talk to her, they yell "Hey Ms. Black!", their faces light up when they see her and you can tell that they feel so special when she calls them by their name and gives them a big smile and hug!

Amy Posted over a year ago

Mrs. Black taught both of my children. She formed a relationship with each of my kids. I will forever be grateful for her and the way she helped my son with his anxiety about school. She went above and beyond to help him and showed him so much love. She shines the love of Jesus through her work and relationships she forms with each student and parent.

Britt Pender Posted over a year ago

Paige is a amazing person, Christian, sister, mother, teacher and friend.. She has a great attitude and loves what she does. She is a major asset to Barnwell and the kids she teaches. She is one of the most positive people I have ever been around and is definitely most deserving of this great award.

Alina Schettno Posted over a year ago

You go girl! Very proud of you. You deserve this very much. You are beautiful inside out and very loving to all those around you. I can just imagine how loving you are to all those children. They need more women / teachers like you. Congrats!!!

Daphne Walters Posted over a year ago

Paige has the ability to change lives with her brilliant smile and deep love for what she does. She teaches every child from her heart! No one will ever deserve this more than her!

Sarah Posted over a year ago

Mrs Black is truly one of the best, most caring teachers ever. She pours love into each child she teaches. My daughter had the pleasure of having Mrs Black in 2nd grade, and she absolutely loved her. They formed such a special bond, that I will be forever grateful for. She goes above and beyond for so many people, and always has such a positive attitude. Mrs Black has truly touched the lives of her students and everyone she comes in contact with. I am grateful for the relationship she has with my daughter, and the friendship she has with me. Paige, if you read this, I just want to say Thank You for everything that you do. You are truly one of a kind!! ??

Kim Posted over a year ago

Paige is definitely a life changer in my opinion!she is one of the most positive individuals I have ever met!! Very well-deserved!

Meredith Posted over a year ago

Paige is such a positive person...she always looks for the good in a person and situation! Her students absolutely adore her and she continues to encourage and look out for them long after they have left 2nd grade. This is a well deserved honor!!

Amber Posted over a year ago

Paige is most definitely deserving of this award. I have had the opportunity to watch her work with her students in the past and she is amazing!!! She is always loving and encouraging each student no matter what their situation is. Keep sharing the gift that God gave you. Your are a light in the darkness to many.

Amanda Twitty Posted over a year ago

Paige is an incredible person as well as a wonderful teacher! She always has a smile and most positive person I know! All her students and parents love her, she is truly one of a kind. We've been friends for many years now and I consider her more like a sister I never had. She is such a blessing to have in my life and I'm know others feel the same! Love ya, P

Kaylyn Baxley Posted over a year ago

No one more deserving of this nomination! I may be a little biased but my mom is truly a ray of sunshine in all of her students lives and treats everyone of them like her own! I hope I'm half the mom and role model she is!!

Bridgett Posted over a year ago

Paige is a fantastic teacher, friend and co-worker. Paige taught my son several years ago and we both loved her. I am very privileged to get to work along side Paige at BPS. She’s such a blessing to so many!

Anonymous Posted over a year ago

I was a mentor at BPS and while I wasn’t assigned to her class I would go in there and she was awesome with her students and made me feel so welcome each time I was in there! Love her so much!

SANDY PENDER Posted over a year ago

SHE MAY BE MY DAUGHTER BUT SHE IS DEFINITELY A LIFE CHANGER. GOD HAS BLESSED US WITH A WONDERFUL,SPECIAL,CHRISTIAN, LOVING, CARING I COULD GO ON BUT WOULD NOT HAVE ENOUGHT SPACE) DAUGHTER AND IF ANYONE DESERVES THIS PAIGE DOES THANK GOD FOR ANGELS ON EARTH.

Tina Posted over a year ago

Paige is the most loving, caring, encouraging.....I could go on and on. I've had the honor of knowing Paige for almost 15 years or so and have been blessed for it. If anyone deserves a LifeChanger award, it is definitely her! As a teacher, I cannot even imagine the influence she has on the children but as a coach for a middle school and high school group of crazy girls, she was phenomenal. I love this lady and truly honored to call her my friend!!!!

Ashley Miles Pender Posted over a year ago

Congratulations to Paige on her nomination! She is in fact an amazing teacher and role model!