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Pasco High Instructor is Teacher of the Year

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PASCO, Wash. - A teacher from Pasco High School is this year's Washington teacher of the year.

Laura Jones is a marketing educator and instructional coach. She was 1 of 9 regional finalists for the honor.

Last years' winner, who is this year's national teacher of the year, Andrea Peterson, was on hand for the ceremony at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

Jones will be considered for the national award this year.

She'll spend a year traveling around the state as an ambassador for teachers.

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