Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District, Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, and TBA Credit Union proudly announce the 2015 Outstanding Educator Award recipients. Listed in alphabetical order:
Joy Byington – TCAPS Glenn Loomis Montessori School Special Education Teacher
Tanya Donahue – TCAPS West Middle School English Language Arts Teacher
Kathy Easter – TCAPS Westwoods Elementary K-5 Aide
Gary Garvin – TCAPS Courtade Elementary Custodian
Kelly Halvorsen – Suttons Bay High School Special Education Teacher
Rob Hansen – Pathfinder Head of School
Robin Hornkohl – TBAISD Early Childhood Specialist
Paula Kelly – Leland Public School International Baccalaureate Coordinator
Katherine “Kip” Ray – TCAPS Long Lake Elementary Physical Education Teacher
Jennifer Stairs – TBAISD Career-Tech Center English Language Arts Teacher
The 2015 Outstanding Educator Award recipients listed above have made exemplary contributions to the academic success of students, educational collaboration, and professional development.
Established by the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce in 1984, the Outstanding Educator Award program is facilitated by Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District in partnership with TBA Credit Union and the Chamber. Each year, nominations are submitted by public, private and parochial school administrators, colleagues, students, and parents throughout the five-county Traverse Bay region. Nomination materials are reviewed by a selection committee and scored based on demonstrated educational excellence.
The annual Outstanding Educator Award ceremony will honor those selected. The ceremony is open to the public and will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3 at the City Opera House in Traverse City.
-The Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District