Oklahoma teacher of the year announced

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- The 2014 Oklahoma Teacher of The Year was announced Tuesday and while an Edmond teacher took home the title Two Texoma teachers were recognized as finalists.

Durant Middle School science teacher Mara Richards gave a speech at this morning's event.

She's one of the 12 finalists.

Richards spent three months in recovery after being struck by a car while walking near her home in April.

Ada elementary school teacher Susan Rindal was another finalist.

She's taught at the school for 4 years.