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Trace Crossings Teacher Named 15-16 Alternate Teacher of the Year

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05-15-2015 (HCS) - Trace Crossings Elementary teacher Minnette R. Wiggins has been named Alabama’s 2015-2016 Elementary Teacher of the Year. She will serve as the alternate for Alabama's Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016.

One of four finalists selected out of 16 semifinalists, Wiggins placed second behind Vestavia Hills High School teacher Jennifer Brown, who was selected as Alabama 2015-2016 State Teacher of the Year.

Both awards were announced Wednesday, May 13, during a two-hour ceremony hosted by the Alabama State Board of Education and the Alabama State Department of Education at the RSA Plaza Terrace in Montgomery.

Finalists emerged from more than 130 educators across the state who submitted applications for the Alabama Teacher of the Year Program. Applicants submitted packets outlining education history, professional biographies, community involvement and philosophies of teaching.

Read more reporting from Roy Williams/Hoover Sun here.

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