Fourteen outstanding teachers were named 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists. Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key recognized the regional finalists on Aug. 30, 2017, at the Capitol. During the ceremony, the four state semi-finalists were announced. To view a video of the recognition ceremony, go to http://bit.ly/2fdpRD9.
Courtney Cochran, a Spanish teacher in the Van Buren School District, was named the 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year during a surprise announcement Nov. 3, 2016 at her school.
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