2019 Site Teachers of the Year and Rising Star Teachers Announced

posted Dec 20, 2018, 1:08 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 21, 2018, 8:52 AM ]
The 2019 Teacher of the Year and 2019 Rising Star Teacher selected by faculty members at each school site are listed below. Most are nominees for District Teacher of the Year and District Rising Star Teacher and all will be celebrated at a public program on Tuesday, February 26 through the auspices of the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation. This year's program will be held at the Bartlesville Community Center with a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by the recognition program at 6:00 p.m.

The program will include:
  • Presentation of 5-Year Service Increment Pins
  • Recognition of Kurt Schmoldt Teacher Appreciation recipient (nominations are open to the public and due January 9)
  • Announcement of the Bartlesville Rising Star Teacher
  • Announcement of the Bartlesville Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year

2019
Site Teachers of the Year

Hoover Elementary

Tracy Powers

4th Grade

Jane Phillips Elementary

Brandy Roberts

1st Grade

Ranch Heights Elementary

Rebecca Wadsworth

2nd Grade

Richard Kane Elementary

Meggin Blasi

Special Education

Wayside Elementary

Amitia Claussen

4th Grade

Woodrow Wilson Elementary

Angela Holcomb

3rd Grade

Central Middle School

Alisha Winward

Librarian & 8th Grade Publications

Madison Middle School

Courtney Gagan

7th Grade English

Bartlesville High School

Cheryl Fentress

Biology I Honors

The district Teacher of the Year program is part of the state program that is only open to active classroom teachers who plan to continue teaching in the district in 2019-2020 and meet daily with an assigned group of students to teach a specific curriculum. While counselors, librarians, instructional coaches, and speech pathologists are eligible to be a site's teacher of the year, they will not compete for the district-level award. In our district, the Teacher of the Year program is open to those who have already completed five or more full years of teaching experience AND have continuously taught classes in the district since October 2017. There are no longer any restrictions regarding previous nominees or winners and there is an incomplete online database of past honorees.


Rising Star Teachers

2019
Bartlesville Rising Star Teacher Nominees

Hoover Elementary

Lacie Autry

2nd Grade

Jane Phillips Elementary

Holly Null

Kindergarten

Ranch Heights Elementary

Alexis Lewis

1st Grade

Richard Kane Elementary

Krista Reimer

3rd Grade

Wayside Elementary

Taylor Adams

Pre-Kindergarten

Woodrow Wilson Elementary

Kaitlyn Thomas

3rd Grade

Central Middle School

Hillary Hicks

7th Grade Math

Madison Middle School

Andrew Blain

Physical Education

Bartlesville High School

Randall Jones

English 11 American Literature, Speech


The Rising Star Teacher program is open to certified non-administrative staff who plan to continue teaching in the district in 2019-2020. They must have one to four full years of teaching experience AND have continuously taught classes in the district since October 2017. There are no longer any restrictions regarding previous nominees or winners, and an online database of past honorees.