JUST ADDED! PROFILE VIDEOS OF WINNING IPS HUBBARD LIFE-CHANGING TEACHERS! Four Indianapolis Public Schools teachers Wednesday night (May 27th) were named recipients of the Hubbard Life-Changing Teacher Award, and each received a $25,000 prize. Recipients were: Ann Mennonno, a first and second grade teacher at Center for Inquiry School 27; Donna Pope-Green, a physical education teacher at Northwest Community High School; Roslyn Stradford, English as Second Language and Advanced Placement English teacher at Shortridge High School; and, Doris Young, a teacher at Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities. Each was surprised with a check, a video tribute about their impact on students, and a red glass-etched apple commemorating the event. “The stories of how devoted these four Life-Changing Teachers are to not only helping students achieve in the classroom, but also to their entire well-being, are beyond remarkable,” said Al Hubbard, who serves as Chairman of E&A Companies, an Indianapolis-based business. “Our entire community owes them immense gratitude for their sacrifices and their impact on shaping young people.” Ann D. Murtlow, United Way’s president and CEO said, “United Way’s focus on education as the foundation for a better life has taught us that teachers are the single most important factor in a student’s success. So this opportunity to recognize four more extraordinary educators and to inspire others to their high level of service is profoundly meaningful.”
Now in its second year, the program is managed by United Way and funded by longtime education champions Al and Kathy Hubbard representing The Hubbard Family Foundation. The Hubbards committed to invest up to $400,000 to honor exceptional teachers each year for three years.
Six Finalists were also named and honor at the Dinner and
Announcement Event at the Eiteljorg Museum. The six finalists each received $1,000. They were:
• Dave Davies, agriculture and science teacher at Emma Donnan Middle School;
• Laura DeHart, coach at Lew Wallace Elementary School 107;
• Apple Quick ; Project SITE creator and teacher;
• Melissa Scherle, second grade teacher at Washington Irving School 14;
• Angela Tipton, English teacher at Key Learning Community; and,
United Way of Central Indiana managed the selection process. The winners and finalists were chosen by five volunteer review panelists with education expertise. They considered how nominees invested in their students’ entire well being along with their instructional excellence as evidenced by student achievement results. In addition to reviewing nominations, the selection process included videos of each finalist in their classroom and personal interviews with semi-finalists to select the four awardees. SEE BELOW VIDEOS OF THE FOUR IPS HUBBARD LIFE-CHANGING TEACHER WINNERS AND HOW THEY CHANGED STUDENTS’ LIVES.