News in Brief
Four Finalists Announced for 2011 Teacher of the Year
The Council of Chief State School Officers last week announced the four finalists for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year.
The winner, to be introduced this spring, follows 2010 Teacher of the Year Sarah Brown Wessling, an English teacher from Johnston, Iowa. The Teacher of the Year travels as a spokesperson and advocate for the teaching profession.
The four 2011 finalists are: Cheryl Conley, a 4th grade teacher at Osceola Magnet Elementary School in Vero Beach, Fla.; Annice M. Brave, an English and journalism teacher at Alton High School in Alton, Ill.; Michelle M. Shearer, a chemistry teacher at Urbana High School in Ijamsville, Md.; and Paul Andersen, a science teacher at Bozeman High School in Bozeman, Mont.
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