Retiring Kindergarten Teacher Honored

Saturday, March 31st 2007, 6:00 am
By: News On 6

Lee Elementary School students in Tulsa are singing the praises of this year's Teacher of Excellence. Eileta Creekpaum accepted the honor this week. She is a kindergarten teacher at Lee Elementary.

Mrs. Creekpaum says the award was a big surprise and a highlight of her 40 year teaching career. "It is very humbling to me because it means that there are people out there who feel like that I'm good enough to be considered a teacher of excellence and I think in Oklahoma we have many teachers of excellence."

Mrs. Creekpaum is retiring at the end of this school year. She says she is looking forward to traveling with her husband.