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Huntington teacher 2017 Indiana Teacher of the Year finalist

(Photo Supplied/ Huntington North High School)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO): A local teacher might become the 2017 Indiana Teacher of the Year.

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced the 10 finalist for 2017 Indiana Teacher of the Year on Tuesday.

Jarod Hammel, a math teacher at Huntington North High school, is one of the finalist.

“Everywhere I go, I see great teaching and learning happening in Hoosier classrooms,” said Ritz. “Great teachers can have a lifelong impact on a child’s life.”

The selection committee is comprised of former Indiana Teachers of the Year. The applicants have to go through a rigorous application process. The teacher of the year will be announced in October.

The finalist are listed below.

Michelle Burress
Plainfield High School
Plainfield Community School Corporation
Subject: English, Journalism, Photography

Bobbi Jo Carter
Frankfort High School
Community Schools of Frankfort
Subject: English, Language Arts, English Learner Program

John Gensic
Penn High School
Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation
Subject: Biology

Dennis Goins
Ben Davis High School and Area 31 Career Center
MSD of Wayne Township
Subject: TV Broadcasting

Jarod Hammel
Huntington North High School
Huntington Community School Corporation
Subject: Math

Chris Hill
Avon High School
Avon Community School Corporation
Subject: Project Lead the Way, Engineering, Electronics

Mikayla Koharchik
Zionsville Middle School
Zionsville Community Schools
Subject: Language Arts

Jessica Deckard Mann
Mishawaka High School
School City of Mishawaka
Subject: English, Futures in Education

Jitka Nelson
Logansport Community High School
Logansport Community School Corporation
Subject: English, Language Arts

Jennifer Jo Steed
Brownsburg High School
Brownsburg Community School Corporation
Subject: German

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