The Alabama State Board of Education has announced the state's 2018-19 Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year in a ceremony Wednesday evening.
Jefferson County teacher Meghan Allen won the Alternate Elementary Teacher of the Year. Montgomery teacher Zestlan Simmons won the Secondary Teacher of the Year.
The event kicked off at 6 p.m. at the RSA Plaza Terrace in Montgomery. Finalists were chosen from a field of more than 170 teachers across the state.
The winner spends the majority of the school year serving as a full-time ambassador for education and the teaching profession as well as presenting workshops to various groups. Additionally, Alabama’s representative is a candidate for the National Teacher of the Year.
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