Jason Coffman

Jason Coffman, who teaches at Armuchee Elementary, the teacher of the year for Floyd County Schools. (Spencer Lahr / RN-T.com)

Jason Coffman has been selected out of 18 other finalists across the Floyd County school system as Teacher of the Year.

The Armuchee Elementary teacher was recognized along with the other finalists during Tuesday night’s board of education meeting. Though a much more vibrant celebration took place earlier in the day Tuesday, as Coffman was recognized during an assembly before cheering students.

A video of the celebration was played during the board meeting and shows Coffman jumping for joy and even taking a moment to dance with Superintendent John Jackson.

“We work hard, we play hard,” said Jackson.

Though no further dancing was had in the boardroom, Coffman was presented with an award by Board Chairman Chip Hood.

Jackson said each finalist represents the best of Floyd County Schools. Coffman is a graduate of Armuchee High and in his application for the honor said he is a product of the school system, which he works to make a difference for.

Coffman will now represent Floyd County Schools at the statewide competition, with winner being announced this spring.