Bay teacher finalist for educator of year

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Jeffrey Charbonneau, a high school science teacher at Zillah High School, 20 miles southeast of Yakima, was named Washington's 2013 Teacher of the Year Monday in Seattle.

Nine teachers were finalists for the honor, including Eric Saueracker, math and science teacher at Vancouver's Hudson's Bay High School.

The teachers, one from each of the state's nine educational service districts, were honored in a ceremony at the EMP Museum.

Charbonneau succeeds Vancouver's Mark Ray, Washington's 2012 Teacher of the Year.