Roy Hudson

Roy Hudson

A Jefferson County High School Teacher is among four finalists for Alabama's 2008-2009 Teacher of the year award.

Roy Hudson of Shades Valley High School hopes to hear his name called as the State Board of Education selects the winner and an alternate during a reception in Montgomery.

Other finalists include Amber Trantham of Calhoun County's Alexandria Elementary School, Regina Everett from Mobile County and Lawana Welt from Madison County.

Alabama's teacher of the year spends the majority of the school year serving as the state's ambassador for education.

That winner automatically becomes a candidate for National Teacher of the Year.