DURHAM, Ark. (KNWA) — A Springdale teacher was selected among 15 regional finalists to possibly be the state’s teacher of the year.
Joel Lookadoo, a ninth-grade algebra teacher at Lakeside Junior High School in Springdale is one of the four semi-finalists selected out of the 15 regional finalists.
Lookadoo was selected as a semi-finalist while at the Governor’s Mansion. He and the other three will be observed and interviewed by a selection committee.
Each semi-finalist received a certificate, medallion, and a $1,000 award.
The other semi-finalists are teachers in Mountain Home, Conway and Little Rock.
The 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year will be announced during fall.