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Two HCS Educators Named Finalists for 2016 Alabama Teacher of Year

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Two Hoover teachers have been selected as “Sweet 16” finalists to become the 2016-17 Alabama Teacher of the Year, as well as a Mountain Brook teacher who lives in Hoover.

Kathryne Flippo, a kindergarten teacher at Bluff Park Elementary School, and Vinny Chiaramonte, a computer science teacher at Bumpus Middle School, are the elementary and secondary representatives for Alabama Board of Education District 3, the state Department of Education announced.

Sandy Ritchey, a former assistant principal at Gwin Elementary School who lives in the Quail Run subdivision in Hoover and is now a literacy coach at Crestline Elementary in Mountain Brook, also is a finalist.

They are among eight elementary and eight secondary teachers chosen as the “Sweet 16” finalists from among more than 140 educators nominated across the state.

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See the official news release from the Alabama State Department of Education

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