Teacher of the Year in Jefferson County

Jefferson County school officials select their teacher of the year. It's a home town hero who's giving back to her community.

Jefferson County's teacher of the year, Twynetta Howard, is receiving a welcome surprise. The superintendent was on hand presenting Howard with a plaque and balloons congratulated her on this much deserved honor.

Howard, who is a Jefferson County native, has shaped the minds of these young children for 18 years.

Twynetta Howard says, "It feels great. It lets me know the connection I have to the community and the students as well as the parents over the years, what I've taken pride in, and that's helping children learn.”

Howard was excited about the honor and says she loves being home, making a difference in her community.