The Guam Education and the Foundation of Public Education are please to announce the three finalists for the 2018 Teacher of the Year (TOY):

• Valene Ann Salas, Juan M. Guerrero Elementary School
• Jonah Mari Gumataotao, Agueda Johnston Middle School
• Maridel Perez, Maria Ulloa Elementary School

Each finalist will now move on to the last phase of the selection process, which includes on-site classroom observations.

The four other semi-finalists were Aileen Serrano of Upi Elementary School; Helen Addie of Okkodo High School, Yoo Kyung Shin of Simon Sanchez High School and fellow GFT member, Marianne Gutierrez of Juan M. Guerrero Elementary School. All candidates demonstrate leadership and innovation in and outside of the classroom and create a culture of respect and success in schools.