Teacher of the Year

Oklahoma Teacher of the Year announced

Chad Harper represented Mustang Public Schools well Tuesday as one of the 12 finalists of the 2018 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. Although Harper didn’t win, MPS won because he will remain in the classroom with his STEM students instead of traveling around Oklahoma for the 2018-19 academic year. Donna Gradel, an environmental science teacher…

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County music teacher among quarterfinalists for national award

PIEDMONT – A Canadian County music teacher is one of 197 teachers across the nation who has been named quarterfinalists for a national award. Julie Ely, who teaches at Stone Ridge Elementary in Piedmont, is nominated for the Music Educator Award presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum. The Music Educator Award was…

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Jessica Purdum named Skyview Teacher of the Year

Jessica Purdum was named Skyview Elementary School’s 2016 Teacher of the Year.  Purdum is a second grade English/language arts and social studies teacher at Skyview.  A 12-year teaching veteran, she is enjoying her fifth year with Yukon Public Schools.  Purdum previously taught second grade in Putnam City Schools before joining the Yukon Public Schools family.…

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Gayle Shane named Parkland Teacher of the Year

Gayle Shane was named Parkland’s Teacher of the Year for 2016. Shane teaches third grade reading, writing, spelling and language. This is her 18th year teaching and her 12th year at Parkland Elementary. She started her teaching career in Clinton and continued in Mustang before coming to Yukon. Shane said she is “blessed to be…

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