A Coronado High School teacher has been named the Region 17 Secondary Teacher of the Year.

Kathy Appleton was unanimously selected to represent Region 17 as one of the 20 finalists to be considered for the Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year. Appleton teaches AP Literature and Composition among other English courses at Coronado High School.

This is her 19th year in education, and 9th year at Coronado.