2 Area Teachers Finalists For Indiana Teacher Of The Year

By Emma Koch - 21Alive

Emily Oberlin (left) and Sarah Shatto-Jones (right)

September 16, 2013 Updated Sep 16, 2013 at 3:20 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (21Alive) – 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.


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

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