5 finalists in running for Teacher of the Year

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Five teachers from the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools are finalists for the 2012 District Teacher of the Year award.

The finalists are: Julie N. Seals of Groves High School, Melissa Webb of West Chatham Elementary School,  Mary Thaxton of Bloomingdale Elementary School, Tony Foy of Spencer Elementary School and Bernardino Cabahug of Coastal Middle School.

They will move to district level competition and participate in a month-long judging process that includes classroom observations and panel interviews. The winner will be announced Jan. 21 and will proceed to the statewide competition.

Fifty-Three Teacher of the Year representatives from Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools were honored at a reception on Oct. 14.

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