JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Educators classified as the "best of the best" were gathered together at the Fowler Center at Arkansas State University.
The 2016 teacher of the year was announced Friday afternoon.
This year's recipient is Special Education teacher Kelly Green of the Valley View School District.
"I do it because I know that special ed kids need that extra in life," Green said. "That person that is there for them that strives for them."
Green was awarded with a plaque and a $250 check.
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