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Roanoke high school teacher selected as city's Teacher of the Year

He received a $1,000 prize

Courtesy of Roanoke City Public Schools
Courtesy of Roanoke City Public Schools

ROANOKE, Va. – An educator who teaches at William Fleming High School and the Roanoke Technical Education Center was selected as Roanoke's Teacher of the Year. 

Raymond Cotter was selected Tuesday night during a ceremony at the Jefferson Center. 

Cotter, who teaches engineering at William Fleming High School, received $1,000 from Hughes Associates Architects and Engineers. He will now go on to compete in the Regional Teacher of the Year Program. 

Mathis Seal, the runner-up, received $750 from Education Staff and Management Solution. 

Before the banquet, Zee's Salon pampered all of the Teacher of the Year candidates with free hair-styling, makeup and massages.