Twelve Oklahoma teachers were selected as finalists for Oklahoma's 2019 Teacher of the Year award.
The announcement came during EngageOK on the Road, a summer conference of the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).
All finalists are teachers of the year for their respective districts and were selected after their application packets were reviewed by a panel of educators, legislators and members of business and nonprofit organizations.
The finalists are as follows:
The 2019 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year will be named Sept. 18 in a ceremony at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.
Beginning July 1, 2019, the honoree will assume full time Teacher of the Year duties, which include speaking engagements and serving as Oklahoma’s teacher ambassador, encouraging others to enter or remain in the profession.