MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - 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.
- Meghan Allen, Minor Community School, Jefferson County School System
- Carol McLaughlin, Greystone Elementary School, Hoover City School System
- Dr. Blake Busbin, Auburn High School, Auburn City School System
- Zestlan Simmons, Booker T. Washington Magnet High School (BTW), Montgomery County School System
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.