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Fairview woman named Teacher of Year

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- How about some positive education news.

A lucky lady won $50,000 in cash and prizes Tuesday at the State Fair.

Fairview teacher Elaine Hutchison & State Superintendent Janet Barresi

Fairview teacher Elaine Hutchison & State Superintendent Janet Barresi

It wasn't a lottery drawing; it was the winner of the 2013 Teacher of the Year Award.

Elaine Hutchison teaches Fairview High and Chamberlain Middle School students algebra 2, trigonometry and pre-calculus;

She teaches AP calculus at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Regional Center.

Hutchison said a teacher’s enthusiasm ignites greatness and she has nurtured hundreds of students in her 19 years in the classroom.

Some of whom did not think they had the smarts or the dedication to pursue advanced careers in engineering or other math-related fields. 
Hutchison stopped by to talk with Linda about her strategy for inspiring students in math.