SAN ANTONIO — Thousands of students in East Central ISD will be heading back to class Monday for the first day of school.
The first day is exciting for lots of teachers and students, but Oak Crest Elementary is also celebrating something exciting.
One of their own, Mr. Roger Lawson has been named Region 20’s Teacher of the Year.
The title represents all of Bexar County.
Mr. Lawson teaches fourth grade and has been a teacher for 16 years.
Before stepping foot in the classroom, he was actually in the Air Force for more than 20 years.
Mr. Lawson retired as a major and received his teaching certification from the Troops to Teachers program in the military.
The school's principal, Joette Barnes, says he creates community for his students.
He also finds ways to create opportunities that others may not think about doing.
Mr. Lawson says he wouldn’t have been able to do it without the support of the folks at Oak Crest Elementary.
Mr. Lawson will be competing against 40 other teachers in the state and the finalist will be announced later this year.
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