Kim Wilson

Monticello High School visual arts teacher Kim Wilson was named Arkansas Teacher of the Year at an assembly today at the high school.

“Kimberly Wilson represents what is right and wonderful about public school education,” said state Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell.

Wilson, who has 16 years of teaching experience, has taught at Monticello, Hamburg and the University of Vermont. She has bachelor’s degrees from Winthrop University in South Carolina and Trinity College in Vermont, and master’s degrees from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and Kent State University.

In addition to the Teacher of the Year award presented by Gov. Mike Beebe and Kimbrell, Wilson received a $15,000 check from the Walton Foundation and will be Arkansas’ nominee for National Teacher of the Year.