CPS Teacher of the Year Honored by Governor – Named Top 4 State Semi-Finalist!
August 11, 2021
Congratulations to our very own Cabot Public Schools “Teacher of the Year,” Jessica Saum, for being named a Top 4 State Semi-Finalist for the 2022 Arkansas Teacher of the Year!
Mrs. Saum teaches special education at Stagecoach Elementary, where her two children also attend. Mrs. Saum has also been recognized as the Stagecoach Elementary Teacher of the Year and the Overall Elementary Teacher of the Year.
Mrs. Saum was invited to the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion for the 2022 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists Reception where she was honored by Governor Asa Hutchinson and ADE Secretary Johnny Key for being named a top 12 Regional Finalist. In a surprise announcement, it was revealed Mrs. Saum had advanced to the Top 4 State Semi-Finalists.
After the reception, Mrs. Saum facetimed her husband who is currently deployed overseas. As you can imagine, she is a huge advocate for our military families. She was recently awarded the honor of the 314th Airlift Wing’s Key Spouse of the Year for 2020.
The Arkansas Teacher of the Year selection committee will conduct site visits for each of the four state semi-finalists, with the 2022 ATOY named this fall. The ATOY will be eligible to become the 2022 National Teacher of the Year.