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Youree Drive Middle School Social Studies Teacher Kathryn Ferguson has been named as a finalist in the running for the title of Louisiana Teacher of the Year. 

The annual competition hosted by the Louisiana Department of Education and Dream Teachers recognizes educators for their exceptional dedication to the profession and their ability to enhance student achievement. 

Ferguson is currently the Caddo Middle School Teacher of the Year, earning the nod due to her intense efforts in bringing lessons alive for students while ensuring rigorous alignment to state standards. Ferguson will be recognized on July 27 in Baton Rouge at the annual Cecil J. Picard Educational Excellence Symposium and Celebration. The
event is co-sponsored by Dream Teachers, a
nonprofit organization that partners with businesses, industry representatives
and organizations throughout the state to recognize and reward educators who
model instructional excellence and dedication to serve the needs of children.