Montana Magnet School Celebrating Teacher of the Year Nomination

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Tis’ the time for the final four.

But these aren't basketball players, they're teachers.

Four finalists are in the running for the 2013-2014 Alabama Teacher of the Year.

They are Montana Magnet School's Tracy Pruitt, Verner Elementary School's Kathy Perkins of Tuscaloosa city, Hoover High School's Jeff Johnson of Hoover City and Jackson Olin High School's Dr. Alison Grizzle.

We caught up with local nominee Tracy Pruitt today.

Pruitt teaches third grade at Montana Magnet School and has been an educator for 23 years.

She was nominated by her colleagues and says she was excited and surprised.

Pruitt has an interview Friday in Montgomery.

She will spend an hour talking to a panel of 13 to15 judges about education,

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