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Top 10 teacher of year candidates announced

The 10 finalists for Muscogee County School District Teacher of the Year were announced this morning.

The winner will be announced on May 1 at the Teacher of the Year Gala at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.

Chosen from 61 eligible were: Clubview Elementary music teacher Mark Montgomery, Double Churches Elementary math teacher Rachel Woods, Gentian Elementary reading teacher Sharon Carrick, Kendrick High English teacher Laurene Owens, Key Elementary teacher for the deaf Laurie Grant, Lonnie Jackson Academy third grade teacher Cheryl Hampel, Midland Middle School music teacher Jan Hyatt, St. Elmo Center for the Gifted science teacher Scott Chandler, Veternas Memorial Middle School language arts teacher Katrina Williams and Wynnton Arts Academy drama teacher Melissa Wilks.

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