Twenty-four teachers in the Edmond School District have been named site Teacher of the Year for 2013.
Staff members at each school voted for their selections earlier this month.
“Being named a site Teacher of the Year is a tremendous honor because it shows that a teacher’s peers recognize and appreciate his or her talent, enthusiasm and dedication,” said Superintendent David Goin.
Out of the 24 teachers selected, one will be named the 2013 Edmond Teacher of the Year and represent the district at the state competition. The winner is decided following a selection process by the district’s professional development committee.
“The site teachers are required to submit to the committee an unedited video of their classroom instruction that shows interaction with students,” said Tara Fair, associate superintendent of educational services and head of the professional development committee. “The committee will then choose several finalists. Those finalists must then submit a detailed portfolio and complete a comprehensive interview with committee members.”
The 2013 Edmond Teacher of the Year will be announced next spring at the Edmond Public Schools Foundation Celebration of Excellence.
The Edmond site Teachers of the Year are:
Tina Valentine, fifth grade, Angie Debo
Jane Williams, fifth grade, Centennial
Heather Flowers, first grade, Charles Haskell
Mary Burns, P.E./health, Chisholm
Diane Paine, fifth grade, Clegern/Clyde Howell
Jeanne Ksiazak, first grade, Cross Timbers
Mary Lou Schwada, fourth grade, Ida Freeman
Cindy Radford, special education, John Ross
Paula Ford, pre-K, Northern Hills
Mike Franz, P.E., Orvis Risner
April Robichaux, fifth grade, Russell Dougherty
Robyn Hays, second grade, Sunset
Shele Cook, fourth grade, Washington Irving
Shanda Moody, special education, West Field
Suzy Lausen, second grade, Will Rogers
Nicole Baughman, leadership/enrichment, Central
Dave Gibson, technology literacy, Cheyenne
Calli McNickle, eighth-grade Spanish, Cimarron
Erin Buck, special education, Sequoyah
Janel Cypert, special education, Summit
Josh DeLozier, government/student council, Memorial
Peter Markes, orchestra/AP music theory, North
Heather Jones, English I, Santa Fe
Christy Prather-Skinner, counselor, Boulevard Academy