Gwinnett schools announce top 6 Teacher of the Year finalists

3:20 p.m Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 Gwinnett County
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Amy Crisp was one of six Gwinnett County teachers surprised in class with the announcement that they were finalists for the district's Teacher of the Year award.

Gwinnett County Public Schools officials surprised six of the district’s top teachers in class this week to tell them they were finalists for the Teacher of the Year award.

The “sweepstakes prize patrol,” as the district called it, brought signs, balloons and cameras into the teachers’ classes, surprising them with the honor in front of their classes on Oct. 12. 

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The finalists are:

Nations was also honored by the Georgia Department of Education for her “innovative” teaching methods earlier this year.

The six finalists were narrowed down from an initial pool of 138 — one from each school — and then a semifinalist group of 25. One finalist will win the annual Teacher of the Year award on Nov. 9.

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