Scarselli Elementary School second-grade teacher Jill Monfiletto said she's not a person of too many words.
"Thank you very much," she said, making her speech short and sweet after Scarselli Principal Brandon Swain introduced her to a room full of teachers.
Monfiletto was one of 11 educators who attended the Douglas County Education Foundation's annual luncheon at Genoa Lakes on Wednesday. The teachers were nominated by their co-workers at each school site.
A short while after Swain introduced Monfiletto, interim superintendent John Soderman took center stage to name her the district's teacher of the year.
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