Two Local Teachers 2018 Teacher of the Year Finalists

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced today the top 10 finalists for the 2018 Teacher of the Year.
Two local teachers are included in the list:
• Lisa Eck of Franklin Township Community Schools, who teaches at Arlington Elementary School
• Kathleeen Rauth of Indianapolis Public Schools, who teaches at Center for Inquiry at School 27
For over 60 years, IDOE has conducted the Teacher of the Year program to recognize outstanding classroom teachers from across the state. 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 2018 Teacher of the Year will be selected and announced in October. As part of the award, the selected individual is also chosen to represent Indiana teachers at the national level.