Margie Green is 2016 District Teacher of the Year; Other Honors Announced

posted Jan 27, 2016, 2:24 PM by District Webmaster   [ updated Feb 4, 2016, 5:56 AM ]

Margie Green, vocal music teacher at the high school, was named the Bartlesville Public Schools Teacher of the Year on January 26, 2016. The Ceremony celebrated several teachers throughout the Bartlesville district. Check out the article covering the event in the Examiner-Enterprise, which was written by Bartlesville High School student Rachel Brown. 

2016 District Teacher of the Year: Margie Green, Vocal Music Teacher, Bartlesville HIgh School

2016 Rising Star Teacher: Leah Dennis, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, Woodrow Wilson Elementary School

2016 Kurt Schmoldt Award: Rick Johnson, 6th Grade Physical Science Teacher, Madison Middle School

2016 Rookie Teachers of the Year: Ashley Evans, Jane Phillips Elementary school; Gretchen Watson, Math Teacher at Bartlesville High School

Bartlesville Education Association Friend of Education Award: On the Rock Ministries

Ariel Ortega and Margie Green
Ariel Ortega, 2015 District Teacher of the Year, with Margie Green, 2016 District Teacher of the Year
Margie Green, 2016 Teacher of the Year
Margie Green with Supt. Quinn

Rick Johnson, 2016 Kurt Schmoldt Award
Rick Johnson, Kurt Schmoldt Award

Leah Dennis, 2016 Rising Star Teacher
Leah Dennis (left), Rising Star Award

BEA Award
On the Rock Ministries, BEA Award

On an evening which saw superb educators from throughout the Bartlesville Public School District honored, the highest honor was reserved for Bartlesville High School’s Margie Green.

The BHS vocal music teacher was named BPSD’s 2016 Teacher of the Year during the annual Teacher of the Year Ceremony which was held in the Fine Arts Center on the campus of Bartlesville High School on January 26, 2016. Green has been teaching for 17 years, six years as the Bartlesville High School vocal music teacher. She has served the last two years as the vocal music department chair.

Along with her new title, Green will receive a cash award from the Schmoldt Family Foundation for Education and the Eighth Annual Chuck Spears Memorial Teacher of the Year Travel Award sponsored by the Spears Family and Spears Travel.

Each of the ten candidates for BPSD’s 2016 Teacher of the Year honor was introduced by current or former students. Green was introduced by one of her current students, Emily Leupp.

Tuesday evening’s ceremony also featured the awarding of two other distinguished honors. Madison Middle School’s Rick Johnson was announced as the winner of the 2016 Kurt Schmoldt Teacher Appreciation Award. This annual award recognizes a teacher who has made a significant difference in the life of a student. Johnson received a certificate of recognition and a one thousand dollar cash award from the Kurt Schmoldt, Jr. family.

Leah Dennis, pre-kindergarten teacher at Wilson Elementary, was named BPSD’s Rising Star Teacher. The Rising Star award, created by the Teacher Recognition Committee, recognizes a teacher new to the profession that has exemplified excellence in their entry years of teaching. Dennis received a certification of recognition and will receive a cash award from the Schmoldt Family Foundation for Education.

Rookie Teachers for the 2014-2015 school year were recognized. Ashley Evans, second grade teacher at Jane Phillips Elementary School, was recognized on the elementary level, while Gretchen Watson, Bartlesville High School math teacher, was recognized as the secondary rookie teacher.

Also honored during the ceremony was On the Rock Ministries, which received the Bartlesville Education Association’s Friends of Education Award. The award was presented in recognition of the organization’s partnership with BPSD and all they do for students in our community.

The BPSD would like to thank the numerous people and organizations that helped make the evening special, specifically Hans and Jimmie Schmoldt, Sr.; Hans and Kathy Winters Schmoldt, Jr.; the Schmoldt Family Foundation for Education; Bartlesville Community Foundation; Arvest Bank; Oakley Chevrolet-Buick; Bartlesville Public School Foundation; The Spears Family and Spears Travel; United Linen and Uniform Services; and Woody Stalnaker and Life Touch National School Studios.

Thank you also to all of those who serve on the Professional Improvement Committee and assisted with the event: Alyssa Post and Kira Rice, Hoover; Kendra Rakes, Jane Phillips; Sheli Murphy and Vanessa Wallace Kane; Judy Allen, Ranch Heights; Heather Boyle, Wayside; Renee Toulouse, Wilson; Tiffany Holmes and Andrea Satterfield, Central; Deborah Ray, Madison;
Kris Martens and Tamara Walker, BHS; Angie Linthacum and Lois Howard,Will Rogers and Education Service Center; Dave Mueller and Jennifer Stahl, principal representatives; and Rhonda Willcox, counselor representative.