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    Kindergarten instructor named Ark. teacher of year

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    WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) - A kindergarten teacher in the Marion School District has been named the Arkansas teacher of the year.

    As teacher of the year, Alexia Weimer will receive a $15,000 check from the Walton Family Foundation. She'll also receive a year of paid leave to serve as a non-voting member of the Arkansas State Board of Education.

    Gov. Mike Beebe made the announcement Monday at a school assembly.

    Weimer has been a teacher for six years, all of them at Avondale Elementary School. She holds a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and a master's degree in educational leadership from Arkansas State University.

    Her colleagues say she's known for using technology to make learning fun for her students.

    (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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