One of Houston County's finest teachers tasted a sweet surprise Thursday afternoon.
Reading teacher at Northside Elementary Beth Sciarro earned an ice cream party from Blue Bell.
She's one of Georgia's 10 Teacher of the Year finalists.
Sciarro said she wasn't expecting the frozen feast on her favorite flavor, Dutch Chocolate, or the reaction from her students.
Sciarro said, "I walked in, and it was such a joy, such a wonderful surprise. Those kids are great. They are amazing and why I teach"
All 590 students and the staff at Northside Elementary also ate an ice cream treat.
The Georgia Teacher of the Year will be announced at a banquet in May.