Ryan Britton, kindergarten teacher at Ridgeway Elementary School, was named Educator of the Year at the Harry T. Wilks Hamilton Celebrates Education Award Dinner.  He is pictured with Ridgeway’s principal, Mrs. Kathy Wagonfield.

Other finalists were:  Susan McIntosh, Garfield Middle School; Barbara Riemer, Crawford Woods Elementary School; Karen Smith, Brookwood Elementary School; and Rebecca Ware, Riverview Elementary School.

Nominees from other schools included:  Amanda Green, Bridgeport Elementary School; Desiree Winterbottom, Fairwood Elementary School; Brenda LaBoffe-Pierson, Highland Elementary School; April Brooks, Linden Elementary School; Matt Hoover, Wilson Middle School; and Jennifer Courtney, Hamilton High School.