And then there were 12 ...
The Pennsylvania Department of Education recently released the names of 12 finalists for the 2009 Teacher of the Year award.
The nominees are:
Laura Barthmaier, State College Area School District
Linda Baughman, Mechanicsburg Area School District
Robert Hankes, Big Spring School District
Diane Heitzenrater, Hatboro-Horsham School District
Gail Rosenberry, Shippensburg Area School District
Marilyn Rothberg, Great Valley School District
Stephanie Ruby, Gateway School District
Ronald Shealer; State College Area School District
Rebecca Snyder, Greater Latrobe School District
Timothy Spuck, Oil City Area School District
Gary Vetre, Upper Darby Area School District
Charles Youngs, Bethel Park School District
The winner will be announced in October at the annual Teacher of the Year celebration in Harrisburg and will also be Pennsylvania's nominee for the National Teacher of the Year (which won't be picked until spring 2009).
Is there a crown involved in either of these competitions?