She may not have won in Austin but Mrs. Jan Johnson's fellow peers and students say she's definitely their 'Teacher of the Year'.
Mrs. Johnson was queen for the day during a celebration in her honor at Judson Middle School in Longview where she teaches science.
She was one of three finalist for Texas Education Agency's Secondary Teacher of the Year.
Mrs. Johnson credits all of the teachers and students at Judson middle school for her recent honor. "The people here are, have always been close to my heart. They are the ones that support me to do what I need to for success of kids," says Johnson.