The Guam Department of Education and Foundation for Public Education has announced the 12 semi-finalists for the 2019 Teacher of the Year program. Candidates for Teacher of the Year are an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled teachers in any state-approved or accredited school; prekindergarten through grade twelve. According to GDOE, the 12 semi-finalists will now move on to the interview phase of the selection process, which will narrow down the group to six finalists. The final phase includes classroom observation conducted by judges, who are former Guam Teacher of the Year representatives. Congratulations to all semi-finalists and a special recognition to all GFT Member Semi-finalists!

GFT Member, Semi-finalists:
Kayoko Kushima, Southern High School
Aileen Canos, F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School
Lali Thundiyil, F.B. Leon Guerrero Middle School
Alexandra Benavente, George Washington High School
Darlene Respicio Eay Quichocho, George Washington High School
Clarice Lowe Mesa, Jose Rios Middle School