State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox announced today the finalists for 2011 Georgia Teacher of the Year.
According to the DOE:
The 10 finalists were chosen from a pool of 148 applicants who were selected as the Teacher of the Year in their school districts. The applications were read by a panel of judges that included teachers, past Georgia Teacher of the Year winners and finalists, administrators, community leaders and others. The finalists were chosen based on the strength of their essay responses.
“I am confident that any of these 10 outstanding educators would make a terrific 2011 Georgia Teacher of the Year,” said Superintendent Cox. “Congratulations to the finalists and to all those who applied for consideration. I know it was very difficult to choose just 10 finalists from this strong group of applications.”
Over the next several weeks, a panel of judges will observe and interview each of the finalists at their schools. The finalists will also give a speech on