And then there were 25.
Gwinnett County Public Schools announced the 25 semifinalists for the district-wide Teacher of the Year recognition on Monday afternoon. The small group came from a larger group of more than 140 school-level local teachers of the year, who were announced earlier this month.
The field will be whittled down even more in the weeks to come, with the six finalists for the award expected to be announced in October. GCPS will announce its elementary, middle and high school overall teachers of the year, as well as the district-wide Teacher of the Year, during a ceremony on Nov. 10.