The Norman Transcript

February 26, 2013

Norman Teacher of the Year finalists named

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Transcript Staff

Norman Public Schools announced its 2013 district Teacher of the Year finalists Tuesday.

The finalists are:

· Amy Young, Cleveland Elementary, Fifth Grade

· Brooke Brown, Roosevelt Elementary, Third Grade

· Suzanne Price, Truman Primary, Counselor

· Calypso Gilstrap, Norman High, Library Media Specialist

· Donna Queen, Norman North, Anatomy/Physiology

Each finalist was notified through special suprise celebrations at their respective school sites Tuesday morning, courtesy of the schools’ principals and NPS Staff Development Committee.

Each teacher’s selection as a finalist is a great honor, reflective of their outstanding written portfolios, videos and interviews with Committee members, according to a district press release. From these five teachers, the Committee will select the NPS 2013 Teacher of the Year, announced at the annual NPS Celebration of Excellence banquet on April 16.

The district’s Teacher of the Year also will compete in the state Teacher of the Year program, which is sponsored by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in affiliation with the national Teacher of the Year program sponsored by the national Council of Chief State School Officers.

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