Tulsa Public Schools announced its new Teacher of the Year on Friday.
Laura Grisham was chosen as the winner this year and is the debate teacher for 6th-8th grade at Monroe Demonstration academy.
Grisham was one of four finalists for the award and said she is completely overwhelmed by the recognition.
“Although this is not our traditional way to celebrate our Teacher of the Year, we are thrilled for Laura to represent our district as the 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year,” said Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist. “Being a teacher is an extraordinarily challenging job, especially in a pandemic, but it is also profoundly rewarding. Great teachers are not only the heart of excellent schools; they are the foundation from which our communities are able to grow and thrive.”
Grisham has been with TPS for the past three years.