School District 2 Board Chairman Richard Bridger said it was one of the hardest choices he has been required to make. He was speaking of the District’s choice of Doug Raney as their 2009 Teacher of the Year. Raney has been a teacher in the district for over 30 years and Superintendent Craig Dougherty says Raney’s dedication to the district does not stop at the classroom.
Raney noted that several of the people attending the meeting had been his students and the honor makes him as excited about teaching as he was decades ago.
Raney will receive $1,000 as the District Teacher of the Year and will receive a nomination for the State Teacher of the Year award. The winner of the state title will also receive an additional $5,000 in cash.