At least two of the 12 nominees for “Arkansas Teacher of the Year” have Magnolia connections.
Jessica Talley was selected as Magnolia School District Teacher of the Year. Brigette Biley-Olatunji was named the TexARKana Teacher of the Year.
The Arkansas Department of Education named the 12 regional finalists on Thursday. They will be recognized at an event August 5 at the Governor’s Mansion. During the event, the four state semi-finalists will be announced.
“After such a challenging school year, it is my honor to recognize some of the best teachers around the state,” ADE Secretary Johnny Key said. “The 2020-2021 school year was unprecedented; however, Arkansas’ teachers rose to the occasion. Unlike many other states, schools in Arkansas…