Two Montgomery educators who work in the same school district are among a dozen selected as finalists to become Pennsylvania's 2014 Teacher of the Year.
They are Lori Gallagher and Nicole Miletto of Hatboro-Horsham School District.
The finalists were nominated by students, parents, colleagues and members of the community who want to recognize their achievements in and outside the classroom.
They were announced Thursday by Governor Tom Corbett and Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis.
The state’s teacher of the year becomes Pennsylvania’s nominee for National Teacher of the Year.
The program is co-sponsored by the state's education department and the Pennsylvania chapter of the National State Teacher of the Year, which was founded in 1995.
The 2014 Pa. Teacher of the Year will be announced in December.
Last year's winner was Ryan Devlin, who teaches 11th-grade British literature, 8th-grade computer science and two senior-high electives: creative writing and digital media in Brockway Area School District, Jefferson County.