Darci Stoll has been named Teacher of the Year for the Benton School District.
The announcement of the honor was made Thursday night in a meeting of the Benton School Board.
Stoll is a social studies teacher at Benton High School, where she has taught for the past nine years.
Superintendent Jeff Collum noted that the "selection of the Teacher of the Year is quite a process."
It involves a vote among all the teachers of the district, he pointed out.
As the district's Teacher of the Year, Stoll is now eligible for the state Teacher of the Year competition, he noted.