Congrats are in order for a Belton teacher, who is up for a statewide award!

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Congratulations to LaGay Pittenger, a teacher in Belton Independent School District, who is a finalist for the 2017 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year! She is a fifth grade teacher at Lakewood Elementary School. LaGay,who has been teaching for more 25 years, according to KXXV, is one of six finalists. The 2017 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year will be announced in announced in October.

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