Belview Elementary instructor named Montgomery County teacher of the year

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MONTGOMERY CO., Va. (WDBJ7) In Montgomery County, a teacher that's known for bringing new technology into her classroom is now the school system's teacher of the year.

School leaders surprised Courtney Buck with the honor this afternoon.

The fourth grade teacher at Belview Elementary School was congratulated with balloons and roses and hugs from her students. She has taught for 10 years and is a certified Google Educator.

"I was really surprised and honored. There are lots of wonderful teachers here at Belview and even within Montgomery County and so it's a huge honor to be chosen out of that great applicant pool to receive that honor," Buck said.

Buck will continue on to the Regional Teach of the Year competition.