Wednesday, the Alabama State Department of Education was named finalists for state Teacher of the Year in 2022.
In May, the winner will be chosen. Kimberly A. Johnson, the current teacher of the year, works in Auburn schools.
"Thank you to these highly skilled educators who have been selected," Johnson said in a news release Wednesday. "Each of these Alabama Teacher of the Year 16 Finalists truly exemplify excellence and demonstrate outstanding classroom leadership. They are increasing our profession to new levels of success."