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story.lead_photo.caption Stacy Elledge, from left, Debbie Davis and Dr. Doug Brubaker are shown as Davis is presented her award. Photo by Submitted to the Texarkana Gazette / Texarkana Gazette.

MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas — Local educators were recognized for various honors by the Region 8 Education Service Center at a regional advisory committee meeting on Wednesday.

The honors were announced earlier in the year, but this is the first time these educators have been recognized in person for their accomplishments.

Gallery: Local educators recognized by Region 8

Awards were given out by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association, Texas Association of School Boards, and Region 8 ESC.

The following were named educators of the year in the region:

TASSP Region 8 Outstanding Middle School Principal of the year, Susan Childress, Morris Upchurch Middle School, Queen City Independent School District

TASSP Region 8 Outstanding High School Assistant Principal of the Year, Debbie Davis, Texas High School, Texarkana ISD

TASSP Region 8 Outstanding Junior High Assistant Principal of the Year, Zach Fowler, Pleasant Grove Middle School, Pleasant Grove ISD

TEPSA Region 8 Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year, Liliana Luna, Nash Elementary, Texarkana ISD

Region 8 Secondary Teacher of the Year, Robin Hilton, Texas Middle School, Texarkana ISD

Region 8 Elementary Teacher of the Year, Tara Droske, Martha and Josh Morriss Mathematics and Engineering Elementary School, Texarkana ISD

TASB Region 8 Superintendent of the Year, Sidney Harrist, Atlanta ISD

In partnership with the Interlocal Purchasing System, Region 8 ESC provided secondary and elementary Teachers of the Year with a $1,000 cash prize. Robin Hilton and Tara Droske received these prizes.

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