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By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -  A Lowndes County teacher is a finalist for the 2012 Georgia Teacher of the Year.

Ivy Smith teaches sixth grade math at Pine Grove Middle School. She's one of 10 finalists of a pool of 154 applicants across the state. If she's selected as Georgia Teacher of the year she'll travel the state serving as an ambassador for teachers.

She'll also be entered into the national teacher of the year competition.

"I was humbled and very excited to learn that I was part of the top ten finalists for teacher of the year for Georgia," said Smith. "It's such an honor to even be nominated by my peers but to make it this far is very overwhelming."

The winner will be announced on May sixth at the Georgia Teacher of the Year banquet.


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