During a staff luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 23, Dr. Pauline Hargrove, Superintendent of Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD, surprised Little Cypress Intermediate’s Sommer Reynolds with the news that she was selected as the Region V Education Service Center’s Elementary Teacher of the Year.

Reynolds is a fifth grade teacher who was named as the LCM Elementary Teacher of the Year in May. Her name and application, along with those of LCM’s Secondary Teacher of the Year, Ronda Sunderland, were sent to Region V to be judged against other Teachers of the Year from the southeast Texas area served by Region V. Her application will now be submitted to the State for consideration in the Statewide contest.

Pictured are LCI Principal, Julia Dickerson (left) and Dr. Pauline Hargrove (right) as they congratulate Sommer Reynolds on her selection as Region V Teacher of the Year.