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Teacher of the Year Joins State Education Board

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Board of Education welcomed a new addition.  Justin Minkel, who is Arkansas' Teacher of the Year, participated in his first-ever board meeting as a non-voting member.  In a special session last year, the Legislature approved a bill that makes the Teacher of the Year ad advisory member to the board.

Minkel teaches second grade in Springdale.  He addressed the board, and asked members to remember that making children's lives better should always be their top priority.  He then passed out ten photos of school children, for the board members to keep as reminders of their mission.

Minkel was one of four finalists for the national Teacher of the Year award this year.

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