Bedford County Public Schools named Liberty High School English teacher Matthew Uselton as its 2021 Teacher of the Year on Friday.
According to a post on the division's Facebook page, Uselton has been teaching for 18 years and has been with Bedford County Public Schools for eight.
"Matthew is a coach, mentor and collaborator who is always seen as a positive light, but especially during the challenges of the past year. He has strong problem-solving and leadership abilities, peer relationships, and is always willing to assume responsibility when there is a need or concern," the Facebook post reads.
Twenty-one teachers were selected as school representatives for teacher of the year, and three were named finalists for the division title: Uselton, Staunton River High School theater teacher Sherri Given and Jefferson Forest High School math teacher Brian Miller.
- Jamey Cross
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