State Representative Hugh Shine (R, Dist. 55) will recognize a Belton educator Friday as Region 12 Elementary School Teacher of the Year.

LaGay Pittenger, who teaches English and history at Belton ISD's Lakewood Elementary School, will be honored Friday afternoon during a resolution reading in her name scheduled to take place on the floor of the House in Austin.

Mrs. Pittenger has taught at Lakewood for nearly two-and-a-half decades. She currently teaches fifth grade.

Pittenger's husband Randy is President of the Board of Trustees.