Credit is due when earned. All kids love a teacher who is real, who can connect, who pushes them onto greatness and who cares.
ARLEE, Mont. —Arlee High School science teacher Bill Stockton has been named Montana Teacher of the Year.
State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen made the announcement at a surprise school assembly in front of Stockton’s colleagues, students and family.
“It was definitely a surprise. When I saw my wife and kids come in, I thought maybe something was going on, because I had my interview last week,” said Stockton.
Stockton was one of four finalists for the award.
Montana’s teacher of the year can be read here.