Indianapolis Public Schools has announced 10 finalists for its Teacher of the Year Award. The district will announce the winner next month.

May 23, 2014

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. — Indianapolis Public Schools is pleased to announce the Top Ten finalists for the IPS Teacher of the Year. Each year the task of choosing an IPS Teacher of the Year is more difficult when considering the district's talented teaching pool. These educators have worked extremely hard and are well-deserving of this outstanding recognition.

The following teachers have been selected from among the building-level winners as the Top Ten:

• Tina Ahlgren, Shortridge Magnet High School for Law & Public Policy

• Deborah Beam, Center for Inquiry School 84

• Megan Burt, Frederick Douglass School 19

• Nicole Cegielski, William A. Bell/Butler Lab School 60

• Terri Gibson, John Marshall Community High School

• Madeline Mason, Harshman Magnet Middle School

• Erin Ream, Center for Inquiry School 2

• Lisa Rogers, Francis W. Parker School 56

• Susan White, Daniel Webster School 46

• Venikqua Wilson, Francis Scott Key School 103

Congratulations to our building-level Teachers of the Year:

• Rachel Beam, Center for Inquiry School 27

• Amy Boggs, Ralph Waldo Emerson School 60

• Mark Blachly, Arsenal Technical High School

• DesNeiges Buchanna, Eleanor Skillen School 34

• Alexandra Christopher, William McKinley School 39

• Lisa Cotter, Raymond F. Brandes School 65

• Bethany Hensley Cottom, Cold Spring School 315

• Linda Daniels, Washington Irving School 14

• Doreen Foland, Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School

• Karla Hall, George Washington Community High School

• Kathy Jesse, Gambold Preparatory Magnet High School

• Dawn Jukes, Brookside School 54

• Vicki Knoop, Floro Torrence School 83

• Susan Koelling, George Buck School 94

• Kimberly Langhorne, Meredith Nicholson School 96

• Susannah Marble, James Russell Lowell School 51

• Nicholas Meyer, Carl Wilde School 79

• Lynn Molnar, Eliza Blaker School 55

• Allison Morgan, Anna Brochhausen School 88

• Jennifer Mroz, William Penn School 49

• Julie Opal, Sidener Academy School 359

• Edward Rangel, Key Learning Community School

• Clare Rich, James A. Garfield School 31

• Heather Seig, Clarence Farrington School 61

• Danella Stinson, Arlington Woods School 99

• Bridget Swinney, Theodore Potter School 74

• Connie Tucker, Jonathan Jennings School 109

• Sharon Vester, Stephen Foster School 67

The district Teacher of the Year will be selected from among the Top Ten finalists. The IPS Teacher of the Year will be named June 6, 2014.

Source: Indianapolis Public Schools

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