Area teachers selected for award

CNJ staff

Portales fifth grade teacher Becky Duran and Clovis High School teacher and coach Drew Hatley are Freedom New Mexico’s Newspapers in Education teachers of the year for 2010.

The program provides newspapers for classrooms as a resource in education.

NIE coordinator Lynn Berry said the award is given to a teacher who creatively uses newspapers in lesson plans. Berry said principals nominate teachers for the award and he interviews them.

Duran is a teacher at Valencia Elementary School.

Hatley teaches world history and coaches baseball at CHS.