Carmel Clay Schools names 25 Teacher of the Year semi-finalists


Carmel Clay Schools announced 25 educators who have been named Teacher of the Year semi-finalists. These teachers will be recognized during a ceremony April 26. One teacher will be selected to represent Carmel Clay Schools at the Indiana Dept. of Education’s Teacher of the Year program.

Hundreds of nominations were made by students, parents, colleagues and community members. A selection committee comprised of teachers, administrators and a representative from the Carmel Education Foundation reviewed each nomination and selected the following educators:

  • Kimi Fisher, 2nd grade, Carmel Elementary
  • Heather Urtel,3rd grade, Cherry Tree Elementary
  • Abbie Mann, kindergarten, College Wood Elementary
  • Julie Arnold, 5th grade, Forest Dale Elementary
  • Cherie Struve, 5th grade, Mohawk Trails Elementary
  • Steve West, 5th grade, Orchard Park Elementary
  • Jennifer Marshall, 1st grade, Prairie Trace Elementary
  • Josh Southard, performing arts, Smoky Row Elementary
  • Carrie Tester, kindergarten, Towne Meadow
  • Megan Cronkhite, 1 st Grade ,  West Clay Elementary
  • Lee Ann Wischmeyer, school counselor, Woodbrook Elementary
  • Chris Drabyn, performing arts, Carmel Middle School
  • Sarah Mize, math, Carmel Middle School
  • Jeff Carter, world language, Clay Middle School
  • Evan Williams, language arts, Clay Middle School
  • Leann Gemelas-Wood, social studies, Creekside Middle School
  • Nichole Johnson, performing arts, Creekside Middle School
  • Wendy Bass, math, Carmel High School
  • Robert Elder, social studies, Carmel High School
  • Will Ellery, social studies, Carmel High School
  • Drew Grimes, science, Carmel High School
  • Sarah Wolff, art, Carmel High School
  • Kristi Leveque, English, Carmel High School
  • Allison Malloy, English, Carmel High School
  • Chard Reid, business, Carmel High School

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