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Site teachers of the year announced

Teachers from across the Norman Public School District were recognized as Teachers of the Year at their respective schools for demonstrating a commitment to excellence and ingenuity in the classroom.

Coordinated by the district's Staff Development Committee, the program recognizes teachers who are ambassadors for the profession and exhibit vigorous, creative and imaginative teaching that results in positive learning experiences. Recipients also are active in their community and  display positive leadership at their school.

“We are fortunate to have so many talented educators in our district,” said Dr. Nicholas Migliorino, superintendent of Norman Public Schools. “This incredible group of teachers demonstrate passion for serving students, innovation in the classroom and optimism for the future. We appreciate the significant contributions they make to benefit our students.”

While each school’s selection process can differ, eligible teachers typically are nominated by their colleagues. The school’s faculty and support staff then cast votes to determine who will receive the honor.

Recipients will be honored at a January breakfast and also will have an opportunity to be considered for the 2018 Norman Public Schools Teacher of the Year award, which will be announced in the spring. The district’s Teacher of the Year will be eligible for the statewide award. Teachers recognized are:

  • Adams - Rose Fletcher, Moderate Special Education
  • Cleveland - Kambra Reynolds, 2nd Grade
  • Eisenhower - Nicole Lee, 2nd Grade
  • Jackson - Brooke Lund, 3rd Grade
  • Jefferson - Jane McGill, Special Education Resource
  • Kennedy - Ashley Quate, Kindergarten
  • Lakeview - Jennifer Sandlin, Teacher Librarian
  • Lincoln - Kara Fleming, 1st Grade
  • Madison - Hailey Couch, Kindergarten
  • McKinley - Jamie Johnson, Teacher Librarian
  • Monroe - Catherine Buckley, Music
  • Reagan - Jenae Tindell, Autism
  • Roosevelt - Ryen Muralt, 2nd Grade
  • Truman - Eden Ware, 3rd Grade
  • Truman Primary - Mai Jeung, 2nd Grade
  • Washington - Kara Karns, 1st Grade
  • Wilson - Emily Evetts, 3rd Grade
  • Alcott - Janette Nichols, Counselor
  • Irving - Amber Mahaffey, 8th Grade Math
  • Longfellow - Martha Griffith, Band
  • Whittier - Christiona Cejda, 7th Grade Language Arts
  • Dimensions - Tusa Scraper, Special Education Resource   
  • Norman High - Elizabeth Hoggatt, English/Capstone
  • Norman North - Sara Beth Newsome, Special Education Transition
  • Residential Facilities - Melissa Hall, 6th-12th Grades