Teacher of the Year Event on 1/26/2016

posted Jan 11, 2016, 9:49 AM by District Webmaster   [ updated Jan 22, 2016, 10:06 AM ]
The Bartlesville community is invited to join in honoring Bartlesville teachers Tuesday, January 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center on the Bartlesville High School campus. 

“This is a great annual event in which we are able to celebrate the many accomplishments of our teachers throughout the past year,” said Dr. Gary Quinn, BPSD superintendent. “Bartlesville has exceptional teachers and this event gives us the opportunity to share their accomplishments with the community.” 

During the celebration, the ten 2016 Rising Star Teacher nominees will be presented and the 2016 Bartlesville Rising Star Teacher will be announced. The Rising Star nominees include: Avery Cham
bers, Hoover Elementary; Ashley Evans, Jane Phillips Elementary; Abby Ezard, Kane Elementary; Jacquelyn Smith, Ranch Heights Elementary, Rachel Hartzell, Wayside Elementary; Leah Dennis, Wilson Elementary; Megan Hoelting, Central Middle School; Christy Orphin, Madison Middle School; Jessica Strain, Bartlesville High School; and Jared Gleaton, Will Rogers Complex. 

One of the highlights of the evening will be the presentation of the Teacher of the Year nominees by former students. The Teacher of the Year Nominees are: Katie VanZant, Hoover Elementary; Kendra Rakes, Jane Phillips Elementary; Julie Eide, Kane Elementary; Anna Mims, Ranch Heights Elementary; Monya Brown, Wayside Elementary; Barbara Larkin, Wilson Elementary; Sherri Cox, Central Middle School; Morgan Axsom, Madison Middle School; Margie Green, Bartlesville High School; and Tiffany Fitzsimmons, Will Rogers Complex. 

Others receiving special recognition during the evening will be 25 teachers nominated for the Kurt Schmoldt Teacher Appreciation Award; 60 teachers who participated in Great Expectations training throughout the past year; and teachers receiving milestone service pins. 

The theme for the evening is “Dreaming the Impossible, Seeking the Unknown, Achieving Greatness.” Hosting the event is the BPS Professional Improvement Committee, which is co-chaired by Angie Linthacum, BPSD ELD coordinator; Kris Martens, BHS world language teacher; and Vanessa Wallace, Kane Elementary instructional coach.
2016 Teacher of the Year Nominees

2016 Rising Star Nominees


Ariel Ortega, 2015 Teacher of the Year