Garrett Honored

Stillwater, OK – State superintendent honored with teaching award

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) State Superintendent Sandy Garrett is being honored with a lifetime Oklahoma Teacher of the Year award.

Garrett received the award during a surprise presentation Friday afternoon as part of a ceremony conducted at Oklahoma State University by the Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year Association.

The ceremony included a number of former state teachers of the year, who presented Garrett with a teacher of the year pin, plaques and a tribute book.

Gov. Brad Henry read a proclamation honoring Garrett, who plans to step down in January after 20 years as the state's top education official.

Garrett also is scheduled to be honored Friday night during a dinner at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

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