Debbie Newman always pictured herself as an educator.
And now, in her 27th year of doing just that, she's also known as Bedford County's Teacher of the Year.
Newman is Stewartsville Elementary's Instructional Technology Research Teacher. She's been at the school for 17 years. On Thursday a surprise ceremony was held for Newman in which the school's students and staff were joined by school administrators and members of Newman's family to honor her.
"I love coming to work here," Newman said. "I just love it."