Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Notification Event


2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Notification Event

Courtney Cochran, a Spanish teacher  in the Van Buren School District was named 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year November 3, 2016, in a suprise ceremony at her school. To learn more about the Teacher of the Year program, please visit

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Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Strategic Communications
Four Capitol Mall, Room 403-A
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: 501-683-5945


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