State Superintendent Cindy Hill has chosen a Sheridan teacher as the 2014 teacher of the year.
Mick Wiest of the Fort Mackenzie alternative school will now be the state's nominee for the national teacher of the year program.
The state superintendent says, an honor to one teacher is an honor to all who work shoulder to shoulder with the students. In a call to the state superintendent, she shared with us her call to the winning teacher.
Over the weekend, then, she said she took the opportunity to congratulate him in person.
Wiest has been teaching for 26 years and is an English teacher at the school in Sheridan. Thirty-three school districts from across the state submitted a district winner for the award, with each receiving $1,000. As state winner, Wiest will receive an additional $5,000.