Fairfield Middle School’s Teacher of the Year is David Toney, a seventh and eighth grade mathematics teacher.
Toney is a 1995 graduate of Maywood High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at Benedict College, majoring in elementary education.
He began his career as a math teacher in Richland One School District at Crayton Middle School. While at Crayton Middle, Toney coached football at A.C. Flora High School.
Once leaving Richland One School District, the next stop on his educational journey was a teaching a position at Clark Middle School in Orangeburg and coaching at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School.
In 2007 Toney joined the staff at Fairfield Middle School as a math teacher.
Not only is he a math teacher, but he also serves as defensive coordinator for the Fairfield Central High School football team.
Over the last 13 years of his career Toney has prided himself with building a relationship with students in the classroom and on and off the field.
He is honored to have be picked my his peers to serve as teacher of the year.
All his life he has wanted to be a teacher and coach.
This may stem from the fact that his great-grandmother, grandmother, aunts and cousin are all in education.
Toney and Franceseca Toney have two boys and one girl who started public school this year.
Toney shared,” I am hard working and passionate about the people and students. I enjoy middle school because the students are at a cross road of their lives.”