Northwest Allen Schools announces ‘teachers of the year’

Katie Gallaway
Amy Decker
DeAnna Koons
Sally Gerber

Northwest Allen County Schools announced this year’s “Teacher of the Year” panel of three exceptional teachers and one guidance counselor who were recognized by the district at the most recent school board meeting. This year was first-known time a guidance counselor was recognized.

“We cannot thank them enough for their tireless efforts to do their best for our students,” said Chris Himsel, PhD, superintendent, Northwest Allen County Schools. “Having teachers and counselors who inspire, motivate and care add so much to the culture in our schools. The children feel the positive energy from their teachers and it motivates many to push themselves to excel.”

They include:

Katie Gallaway, Kindergarten teacher, Oak View Elementary

Amy Decker, 2nd grade teacher, Perry Hill Elementary

DeAnna Koons, English/language arts teacher, Carroll Middle School

Sally Gerber, guidance counselor, Carroll High School

Two elementary teachers or counselors are selected from seven elementary schools, one from the middle schools and one from the high school. To qualify for this recognition, teachers and counselors must have an evaluation rating of “highly-effective” or “mentor.”

More information about NACS may be found at nacs.k12.in.us.