Tulsa Public Schools Teacher and Support Employee of the Year 2016-2017 Nomination
The Tulsa Teacher of the Year is an extraordinary educator who continually hones his or her craft and content knowledge to design engaging learning and facilitate success in every student. This person is a committed educator who exemplifies our core values of equity, character, excellence, team, and joy in their approaches to teaching and their work with everyone in the Tulsa Public Schools family. They are collaborative colleagues who work alongside other teachers, school, leaders, and instructional staff to reflect, adjust, think ahead and innovate in service to powerful teaching and learning. The Tulsa Teacher of the Year believes that every child can learn, every child has talent, and every child has value. They provide learning experiences that are demanding and engaging, structured and joyful, as well as challenging and supportive. The Tulsa Teacher of the Year works tirelessly to ensure that Tulsa students engage in their education, own their learning and feel accepted and supported in our schools.