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Altus teacher is Teacher of the Year finalist

ALTUS, Okla._A teacher from Altus High School has been named one of twelve finalists for the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year award.

James LeGrand, a history teacher, has been with Altus Public Schools for ten years and has been teaching for 19 years.

In a statement regarding his selection, and his profession, LeGrand wrote, "Teachers serve as bridges to success in our society, as we are the facilitators of change, the voice of education, and the first faces of the adult world beyond those of the parents. Our influence is without measure, and it is a deep, deep responsibility."

A committee comprised of educators, business, and civic leaders will choose the winner. It will be announced at the state fair in September.

The winner will receive more than $50,000 in cash and prizes.


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