Mrs. Lesley Casey has been awarded the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year. She was born and raised in Princeton, West Virginia. When she was 9 years old, she started playing organized basketball and continued playing through college. She also played volleyball and softball in high school. She graduated from Concord University with a Bachelor of Arts. She has been teaching for 17 years and has been teaching at Rafting Creek for 5 years. In the spring of 2009, she moved to Sumter, SC with her husband. She has a daughter, Savannah, and a son, Preston. She chose to become a Physical Education teacher to motivate children to be active and encourage them to find an activity, such as a sport they may like to do in or outside of school.