Pine Bluff Woman up for People Magazine's 'Teacher of the Year'

Published 09/03 2013 01:41PM

Updated 09/03 2013 01:43PM

Diedre Young
Diedre Young
PINE BLUFF, AR -- A teacher in Pine Bluff has been named a finalist in the People Magazine Reader's Choice Teacher of the Year contest.

Diedre Young, head of the Science Department at Ridgeway Christian High School in Pine Bluff, is one of six educators up for the award, which is to be decided by online votes.

"People" has already selected five of the nation's top educators, and are now asking readers to decide the sixth, who will be featured in a fall issue of the magazine and receive a $5,000 donation to be shared with the school.

Voting ends Sept. 5 at 10:59 p.m.

To read Diedre's profile and vote for her for teacher of the year, click here.

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