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Liberty Elementary Teacher Receives IU Armstrong Teacher Educator Award

Jackie Williams Award Photo Jackie Williams, 3/4 DEEP Teacher at Liberty Elementary School, has been selected as one of the recipients of the Indiana University Armstrong Teacher Educator Award for 2017-2018.

The Armstrong Teacher Educator Award is through Indiana University School of Education. Only one or two (based on district enrollment) teachers can be nominated from a school district. The Award honors outstanding teachers, but it also provides the opportunity to share professional expertise with the next generation of teachers.

"With a record number of applications, the process of making decisions regarding the Armstrong Award was quite difficult this year," said Robert Kunzman, Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education, Professor of Curriculum Studies and Philosophy of Education at Indiana University. He also stated, "Jackie is among a very select group of teachers, and we are delighted that she will be working with us".

Jackie was also chosen as a Teacher-in-Residence. She will attend a Celebration of Teaching ceremony in April 2017 (Bloomington), as well as a two-day summer workshop. In September she will participate in an Armstrong Teacher Educator discussion panel attended by IU students. She will receive a monetary honorarium ($3000), a professional development stipend ($1000), and six credit hours of free tuition for graduate study at IU. She will travel to Bloomington three days a month, September through April, to work with IU students and classes.

Janine Mabry, Principal at Liberty Elementary School, recommended Jackie for this great honor. She said of Jackie, "I have seen her take great interest in her students. Mrs. Williams know them as learners and individuals, each one unique and talented."