State education officials have announced a list of 10 finalists for Georgia Teacher of the Year.
State schools Superintendent John Barge said Monday it was a "very impressive group" of teachers who made the top 10 out of 156 nominees. The winner will be announced May 16 and serve as an ambassador for the teaching profession. He or she will also be entered in the National Teacher of the Year competition.
The finalists are: Atlanta Public Schools teacher Rita L. Simmons; Cobb County teacher Rhonda Lokey; Coweta County teacher Lyn Schenbeck; Early County teacher Michelle Peace; Fannin County teacher Sarah Ballew Welch; Forsyth County Nick C. Crowder; Gwinnett County teacher Hyunjin Son; Heard County teacher Paul D. Mixon; Houston County teacher Amanda Miliner; and Paulding County teacher Marc Pedersen.
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Monday, September 1 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:00:16 GMT
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