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11/21/2020 – OWASSO, Okla. — School sites in the Owasso Public Schools District announced their 2020-21 Teacher of the Year Award recipients this week, as the district continued its tradition of recognizing excellence in the classroom through the State of Oklahoma Teacher of the Year program.

All certified teachers who have completed the past three consecutive years in the Owasso Public Schools District may be considered for this honor. Each Teacher of the Year nominee is selected by their peers to represent their building at the district level. One of the 15 site winners will be selected as the OPS Teacher of the Year by a district peer committee based on a self-submitted portfolio, as well as a live presentation with each candidate.

The honor will be presented at the annual Owasso Public Schools Teacher of the Year reception, which will be held on March 30 at the Mary Glass Performing Arts Center.

This year’s Teacher of the Year Award recipients are:

Ator Elementary — Mrs. Rachael Hagen (2nd Grade)
Bailey Elementary — Mrs. Kalissa Stang (Special Education)
Barnes Elementary — Miss Paige Parrett (5th Grade)
Hodson Elementary — Mrs. Angela Grobe (3rd Grade)
Mills Elementary — Mrs. Sara Wehner (Pre-K)
Morrow Elementary — Mrs. Rachel Kemp (2nd Grade)
Northeast Elementary — Mrs. Rebecca Myers (2nd Grade)
Smith Elementary — Mr. Kyle Sprague (5th Grade)
Stone Canyon Elementary — Mrs. Quin Halpin (5th Grade)
6th Grade Center — Mr. Kelly Murphy (Social Studies)
7th Grade Center — Mrs. Jennifer Martin (Math)
8th Grade Center — Mr. Steve Holleman (Strategies for Academic Success)
Ram Academy — Mrs. Danielle Petty (English III & IV)
High School – East Campus — Mr. Christopher Allen (History)
High School – West Campus — Mrs. Kimberly Coppedge (English)