Muscogee County School District's 2017 Teacher of the Year announced

Muscogee County School District's 2017 Teacher of the Year: Shane Larkin

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Shane Larkin of the Early College Academy has been named the Muscogee County School District's 2017 Teacher of the Year.

The Muscogee Educational Excellence Foundation named the winner during its annual gala Thursday night at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center in Uptown Columbus.

The other candidates who were up for the honor were: Tesharra Alexander, a Language Arts teacher at Blackmon Road Middle, Early College Academy Social Studies teacher and Tabitha Ginther, a Language Arts teacher at Northside High.

MEEF gives each nominee $100, each semifinalist $500, each finalist $1,000, and the winner gets a $5,000 grand prize.

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