Thursday, September 13, 2018

Adam Baker
Press Secretary
(317) 232-0550
abaker@doe.in.gov

 

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced today the top three finalists for the 2019 Teacher of the Year.

“Behind every successful student is a great educator,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I am grateful for the hard work, dedication to service, and sacrifice the top three finalists have shown every day in the classroom. Our teachers deserve support and recognition, and I am happy to honor them through our Teacher of the Year program.”

For over 60 years, IDOE has conducted the Teacher of the Year program to recognize outstanding classroom teachers from across the state. The program’s mission is to inspire, rejuvenate, and celebrate the teaching profession. Finalists are chosen from a pool of applicants and the screening and selection committee is made up of former recipients, IDOE staff, educational organization leaders, business and community leaders, and representatives from higher education. Former winners are comprised of a network of teachers whom are now retired educators, administrators, college professors, and teacher leaders that continually provide support to the education community.

The following individuals are Indiana’s top three finalists for the 2019 Teacher of the Year:

  • Sarah Wolff – Carmel High School, Carmel Clay Schools
  • Derek Ruble – Noblesville East Middle School, Noblesville Schools
  • Tamara Markey – McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology, MSD Lawrence Township

The 2019 Teacher of the Year will be selected and announced in October. As part of the award, the selected individual will also represent Indiana teachers at the national level.

To learn more about Indiana’s top three finalists for the 2019 Teacher of the Year, please visit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEIM7KtuxAU&feature=youtu.be. For more information regarding the Indiana Teacher of the Year program, please visit: doe.in.gov/toy.