Hall-Kent Elementary School teacher Abby Becker was named one of the finalists for the Alabama 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year.
Becker joins 15 other finalists who are judged on their dedication and skill.
“Each has excelled in the classroom and is preparing all students for success through mentorship, innovative classroom instruction, and a personal commitment to academic achievement,” said the Alabama Department of Education in a statement. “These educators exemplify the teaching profession at its best!”
Becker has served as an English language teacher at Hall-Kent since 2005. She has a Masters of Art and Educational Specialist degree in education, and she is also a National Board Certified Teacher. Last year, Becker was accepted into the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program, which is a year-long professional program that focuses on developing skills to help prepare students for a competitive global economy.
Hall-Kent Principal Kiana Coleman said Becker is dedicated to the teaching profession.
“She works diligently to meet the individual needs of students, and her gentle guidance helps students learn a new language and brings out the best in their performance,” Coleman said.