Oklahoma's new Teacher of the Year has been announced.
Jena Nelson is a middle school teacher at Deer Creek Public Schools in Edmond.
Nelson has been a teacher for 14 years.
State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister highlighted Nelson's past experiences to connect with her students and create relationships.
A panel of judges selected Nelson from a group of 12 finalists, including teachers from Jenks, Grove, Claremore, Oologah-Talala and Dewey.