Houston Co. Teacher Chosen as Ga. Teacher of the Year

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Updated: Mon, 19 May 2014 09:25:08 EST

A Houston County teacher has been named Georgia's Teacher of the Year.

Amanda Miliner is the Peach State's Teacher of the Year. Miliner teaches 4th grade at Miller Elementary School. She will serve as an ambassador and advocate for Georgia public school systems and all of Georgia's students and teachers. Winning this award gives her the chance to compete for National Teacher of the Year.

“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity” Miliner tells WGXA. “Being Teacher of the Year for my county is amazing. I never imagined that I would become the representative for the state. I am so blessed by this opportunity and look forward to the challenge of representing my county and state. A big thank you goes out to my family, friends, and fellow educators!”

Miliner has taught nearly five years since beginning her teaching career at Miller Elementary in January of 2010.

Superintendent Dr. Robin Hines tells WGXA, “I couldn't be more proud of Mrs. Milliner! She is certainly deserving of this great honor. She is indicative of the quality of teachers we have in Houston County, and I look forward to her representing our state as Georgia's Teacher of the Year.”

Miliner was one of 10 state finalists selected from 156 candidates.

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