The Wichita Falls I.S.D. held a banquet Thursday night to honor the nominees for this year's Teacher of the Year.
This year, every elementary school in the district nominated two teachers from their school, who they felt represent the very best in teaching.
All 36 nominees were honored at a banquet and Renee Blackwell from Zundy Elementary School was named as this year's Teacher of the Year.
Blackwell said all she's ever wanted to do is be a good teacher. "You work every day. You do your job and you're not looking for accolades. You're really not looking the recognition. That's the life of a teacher. This is what you do and it's more than a job. It's just your life," she said.
Every year since 1989, the W.F.I.S.D. has honored educators through the Teacher of the Year program. The district's Teacher of the Year has often gone on to win regional and even state prizes for teaching.