Rayville teacher named High School Teacher of the Year

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BATON ROUGE, La. (LA Dept. of education) - Emily Ogden, a teacher at Rayville High School, has been named Louisiana's 2020 High School Teacher of the Year.

This year, school systems submitted more than 200 nominations for Teacher and Principal of the Year. The Department named 48 semifinalists in April 2019. A state team then narrowed that pool to 18 finalists.

Those finalists participated in face-to-face interviews with selection committees led by community and education leaders, and the selection committees ultimately chose the state division-level and overall winners.