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Green Country Educators Among Finalists For Oklahoma Teacher Of The Year

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The finalists for Oklahoma Teacher of the Year pictured with State Superintendent Janet Barresi Friday in Oklahoma City. The finalists for Oklahoma Teacher of the Year pictured with State Superintendent Janet Barresi Friday in Oklahoma City.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A Bartlesville High School teacher and Union and Coweta elementary school teacher are among the 12 finalists for Oklahoma's Teacher of the Year.

State Superintendent Janet Barresi announced the finalists at a special ceremony in downtown Oklahoma City Friday.

Among the 12 finalists are Betty Henderson, an Anatomy and Physiology teacher at Bartlesville High School; Dawn Poyndexter, a 1st and 2nd grade teacher at Cedar Ridge Elementary in the Union Public School district; and Jill Steeley, a 2nd greade teacher at Central Elementary School in Coweta.

The other finalists are:

  1. Jody Bowie - a 10th through 12th grade Physics, Earth Science, and Physical Science teacher at Putnam City High School
  2. Amy Braun - a 1st grade teacher at Northmoor Elementary School in Moore Public Schools.
  3. Trina Evans - an 8th – 12th grade English, Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Advanced Placement Calculus, and Advanced Placement Statistics teacher at Liberty High School
  4. Ebony Harris - teaches 9th-11th grade Algebra, Algebra II and Geometry teacher at Seminole High School.
  5. Kristin Shelby - teaches 4th grade at Sallie Gillentine Elementary School in Hollis.
  6. Lori Sosenko – teaches 4th grade at James Griffith Intermediate at Choctaw-Nicoma Park Public Schools
  7. Tonya Stites - teaches Pre-Kindergarten- 2nd grade students Physical Education at Liberty Elementary in Sallisaw.
  8. Mark Thomas - a 10th-12th grade Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, and Advanced Placement Calculus teacher at Stillwater High School.
  9. Lyndal Westmoreland - an Advanced Placement English Literature, 8th grade English; 7th and 8th grade Reading; and Speech, Drama, and Debate teacher at Okarche High School.

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