Sherri Ybarra, state superintendent of public instruction, helped Pocatello kindergarten teacher Mary Spiker celebrate as the 2017 Idaho Teacher of the Year.
Sherri Ybarra, state superintendent of public instruction, helped Pocatello kindergarten teacher Mary Spiker celebrate as the 2017 Idaho Teacher of the Year. Provided by Marianne Richardson
Sherri Ybarra, state superintendent of public instruction, helped Pocatello kindergarten teacher Mary Spiker celebrate as the 2017 Idaho Teacher of the Year. Provided by Marianne Richardson

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December 01, 2016 07:14 AM

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