Petersburg’s matriarch

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Primary school’s teacher of the year fills many roles

By Don Worthington

At times, Candida Price can be called upon to be a nurse, a referee, a confidant, or an observer.
Officially, her title is first-grade teacher at Petersburg Primary in Pageland.
But she is so much more.
Price is one of the matriarchs of the Petersburg community.
She grew up there. She went to school with some of the parents who now have children at the primary school. She has a relationship with all her students’ parents.
“We are family and family helps each other,” she says. 

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