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FSPS Teacher Named as Arkansas Teacher of the Year Finalist

Fort Smith Public Schools' Teacher Susanna Post was named an Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalist. There were 12 finalists named across the state. Ms. Post is a 9-12 Grade Math and Business Technology instructor at Belle Point Center, a New Tech Academy

"Being named a finalist for Arkansas Teacher of the Year is such an honor. No teacher joins this profession seeking awards. We teach because we love kids and want to make a difference. However, it is so exciting to have your hard work recognized in this way. As a state finalist, I feel honored to represent the excellent teaching that we strive for both at Belle Point and across Fort Smith Public Schools," said Susanna. 

“We are thrilled that Ms. Post has been named an Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalist. We appreciate her dedication, passion and commitment to education and congratulate her for receiving this distinguished honor," said Martin Mahan, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Fort Smith Public Schools. 

The regional finalists will be recognized and the four state semi-finalists will be announced at an event July 31 at the Governor’s Mansion. One of the four-state semi-finalists will be named the 2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year. 

DESE Press Release: 12 Teachers Named Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists