One of the finalists for the state Teacher of the Year competition has accepted a job as an assistant principal, so a new finalist has been named in her place.
The new finalist is Angela McKenna, a choral music director at Sequoyah Middle School in Edmond. McKenna has been teaching at the school for 15 years.
She replaces Kim Landers, who taught Spanish at Deer Creek High School. Landers was named an assistant principal at Northwest Classen High School by the Oklahoma City School Board at the board's meeting Monday night.
The other 11 finalists and their nominating districts are Cindy Bailey from Altus Public Schools, Brenda Roberts from Byng, Carol Brinsfield from Checotah, Kyle Cooper from Coweta, Elaine Hutchison from Fairview, Andrea Brock from Moore, Lisa Lamont from Muskogee, Daniel Buckmaster from Oklahoma City, Tiffani Cooper from Owasso, Lane Matheson from Tulsa, and Lee Ann Stone from Woodward.