A reception is being held in Natchitoches this afternoon to honor the 2010 Louisiana Teacher of the Year.  April Giddens is a sixth grade teacher at Natchitoches Magned School and was named Louisiana Teacher of the Year last month.  She's also a graduate of Northwestern State University, so a reception will be held from 3-5 this afternoon on the NSU campus.  It will be in the Commons Area of the Teacher Education Center.

In April of next year, Giddens will represent Louisiana at the National Teacher of the Year event in Washington D.C.