Homewood Teacher Named Alabama Teacher of the Year Finalist
April 8, 2019 - Congratulations to Hall-Kent Elementary School teacher Abby Becker for being named one of the finalists for the Alabama 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year.
Dedicated and highly skilled teachers are essential for our state to continue achieving academic excellence the Alabama Department of Education release stated. “These 16 outstanding educators selected as finalists for the Alabama 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year, exemplify these qualities.”
This year’s 16 state finalists have emerged from a group of over 140 highly skilled educators, and the Alabama Teacher of the Year Program is one of our state’s oldest and most esteemed awards programs.
“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. These educators exemplify the teaching profession at its best!”
Abby Becker has served as an English Language teacher at Hall-Kent since 2005. She has achieved 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.
Becker is dedicated to the teaching profession, Hall-Kent Principal Kiana Coleman said. “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.”
It is the policy of the Board that no person in this district shall, on the basis of race, sex, religion, belief, national origin, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or any personal characteristic(s), or an affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination in any education program or activity. This includes employment, retention, and promotion.