VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Valdosta school teachers were waiting to hear the name of the district's Teacher of the Year on Tuesday.
10 Teachers of the Year from the individual schools were finalists.
The winner, Shila Heeter, was named at the banquet that took place Tuesday night.
Heeter is a fourth grade teacher at W.G. Nunn Elementary School.
Her Superintendent read the following release at the ceremony when announcing her as the Teacher of the Year:
Heeter will now be in the running for the state's Teacher of the Year award.
School system leaders said that they're lucky to have so many amazing teachers to choose from.
"I think it's hard to say that it's just them that go above and beyond. We have all of our teachers work extremely hard day in and day out for the students in our district," said Jennifer Steedley with Valdosta City Schools Public Relations.
Last year's award winner in Valdosta, Cody Moncrief, was runner up for the state Teacher of the Year.