ALTUS, Ok (RNN Texoma) - Oklahoma State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister announced the 12 finalist for Teacher of the Year on Thursday morning, including an Altus High School teacher.
Jessica Robinson teaches AP literature and social studies at AHS. She has been a teacher at AHS for six years.
Robinson joins teachers from across the state for the annual award. 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, according to a press release.
The winner of the award spends one year touring the state including participating in speaking engagements and working as the state's teacher ambassador. They strive to push others to become a teacher.
The winner will be announced on September 18 in Oklahoma City at State Fair Park.