Every year our district honors a group of outstanding teachers from elementary, secondary and special education with the Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher Award. These teachers are recognized for navigating the challenges of a new job with grace, skill and confidence. They serve as models for their colleagues and inspiration for their students.
Following are the 16 finalists for four awards (one from each level, plus Special Education). The winners will be announced at the Teacher of the Year celebration in May.