The Oklahoma State Department of Education announced the finalists for Teacher of the Year for 2013.
Five of the twelve nominees are from Tulsa's Channel 8's viewing area—Tiffany Cooper of Owasso, Lane Matheson of Tulsa, Kyle Cooper of Coweta, Lisa Lamont of Muskogee, and Carol Brinsfield of Checotah.
The Oklahoma Teacher of the Year serves as Oklahoma Ambassador of Teaching, representing Oklahoma in a national competition by sharing knowledge and resources with fellow educators around the state and encouraging education as a profession.
All Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 classroom teachers in state-accredited schools are eligible for nomination.
No minimum years of teaching experience is required to be qualified for Oklahoma Teacher of the Year.
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