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Hoover City Schools recently announced Minette Wiggins of Trace Crossings Elementary School, and Tosha Caston-Smith of Spain Park High School as the 2014-15 Hoover City Schools Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year. Wiggins, a first grade teacher, has served in education more than 32 years. Caston-Smith, an English teacher, has been in education more than 22 years.
HCS Teachers of the Year are put forward as State Board of Education District IV candidates for the Alabama Teacher of the Year Program, administered by the Alabama State Board of Education and the Alabama State Department of Education. All school-level Teachers of the Year submitted packets outlining education history; professional biographies; community involvement; and philosophies of teaching.
The state-level selection committee will select the Alabama Teacher of the Year at an awards ceremony in May.
-Submitted to Jason Gaston