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Kindergarten instructor named Ark. teacher of year

A kindergarten teacher in the Marion School District has been named the Arkansas teacher of the year.

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) — A kindergarten teacher in the Marion School District has been named the Arkansas teacher of the year.

As teacher of the year, Alexia Weimer will receive a $15,000 check from the Walton Family Foundation. She'll also receive a year of paid leave to serve as a non-voting member of the Arkansas State Board of Education.

Gov. Mike Beebe made the announcement Monday at a school assembly.

Weimer has been a teacher for six years, all of them at Avondale Elementary School. She holds a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and a master's degree in educational leadership from Arkansas State University.

Her colleagues say she's known for using technology to make learning fun for her students.

 

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