Crapnell named Elite Apple educator


Earlier this month, Emily Crapnell, a seventh-grade science teacher at Noblesville West Middle School, was named a 2017 Apple Distinguished Educator.


The award is given to educators around the world who explore new ideas, seek new paths and embrace new opportunities with technology, both inside and outside the classroom.

In North America, fewer than 800 educators have been given the honor since 1994. Crapnell is one of only a few recipients in the state and the only one in Hamilton County.

“Emily is a renaissance woman in every sense of the word,” NWMS Principal Stacey Swan said. “Whether she’s researching the environmental health of volcanoes in the summer, launching our school sensory garden, or creating YouTube videos to convey content to students worldwide, she is passionate about learning. She is a fearless innovator who uses technology with her students in meaningful and engaging ways.”

Crapnell also is the science department chair at Noblesville West Middle School. She was named a Noblesville Schools Innovative Teacher of the Year in 2014 and was a recipient of a 2016 Lilly Creativity Fellowship. She is in her fifth year teaching at Noblesville Schools.

In 2015, the district was named as an Apple Distinguished district for innovation, leadership and educational excellence.


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