Ritz Names Teacher of The Year Finalists

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Ten teachers have been named finalists for the 2014 Indiana Teacher of the Year award. Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz will announce the winner next month. September 16, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced the ten finalists for Indiana Teacher of the Year. The winner will be announced in October.

"As a life-long educator, I have always been impressed by the work the teachers do throughout Indiana day after day," said Superintendent Ritz. "These teachers have demonstrated their dedication to their craft and their students and I am honored to name them as finalists for Indiana Teacher of the Year."

The 2014 Top Ten Teacher of the Year finalists are as follows:

Susan Ament

Grades 9-12 German

Plainfield High School

Plainfield Community School Corporation

Sarah Shatto-Jones

Grades 9-12 Visual Arts

Homestead High School

Southwest Allen County Schools

Lauren Kniola

School Librarian

New Augusta Public Academy South

Metropolitan School District of Pike Township

Emily J. Oberlin

Grades 9-12 World History

South Side High School

Fort Wayne Community Schools

Susan E. Panzica, Ph.D.

Kindergarten

Swanson Primary Center

South Bend Community School Corporation

Steven R. Perkins

Grades 8-12 Latin

North Central High School

Metropolitan School District of Washington Township

Kelly Jean Scott

Grades K-5 Data Coach & Interventionist

Storer Elementary School

Muncie Community Schools

Denise E. Selm

Grades 9-12 Business

Richmond High School

Richmond Community Schools

Meg Strnat

4th Grade REACH Teacher

Cumberland Road Elementary School

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

Renee White

3rd Grade General Education

Carmel Elementary School

Carmel Clay Schools

Source: The Office of Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz