GR8 Job: Batesville educator finalist for Teacher of the Year | News
A Region 8 teacher has been named one of the top finalists for Arkansas Teacher of the Year (ATOY).
Sue Johnston, a first-grade teacher at Eagle Mountain Magnet School in the Batesville School District, was one of four finalists announced at an event Monday in Little Rock.
In addition to receiving a $1,00 check from the Walton Family Foundation, Johnston and the other finalists received an ATOY medallion.
Over the next two weeks a selection review committee will conduct site visits and interviews with the four finalists.
The top teacher will be named in a surprise event later.
The other finalists are:
- Jonathan Crossley, an 11th and 12th-grade English teacher at Palestine Wheatley High School in the Palestine Wheatley School District.
- Lisa Gray, a kindergarten through 2nd-grade literacy teacher at Sunnymede Elementary School in the Fort Smith School District.
- Debra Lamb, a 10th through 12th-grade environmental and special technology teacher at Har-Ber High School in the Springdale School District.
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