East Ridge Elementary School third grade teacher, Jimmy Bennett, was voted by his peers in Region 14 as the 2013 Elementary Teacher of the Year.
He, his wife Lesley and the principal of the school, Vicki Mayberry were recently in Austin for the awards ceremonies. Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams spoke at the ceremony and presented Mr. Bennett this prestigious award.
"This is a great honor to be chosen by all your peers in the entire city as well as the Region 14 as Elementary Teacher of the Year," Mayberry said. "Congratulations to Mr. Bennett. Not only was this an honor for Mr. Bennett, but also for East Ridge Elementary and Sweetwater ISD."