Six teachers were named Friday as finalists for the 2012 Jefferson City Public Schools' annual Teacher of the Year program.
The winner will be announced May 3 at the Teacher Appreciation Banquet.
The finalists are:
• Beth Dampf, Jefferson City High School, vocal music teacher.
• David Ganey, Jefferson City High School, science teacher.
• Aaron Gillam, Jefferson City High School, social studies teacher.
• Tina Owens, Belair Elementary School, 3rd grade teacher.
• Jennifer Penserum, preschool teacher at Southwest Early Childhood Center.
• Melissa Vernon, Belair Elementary School, 1st grade teacher.