Gary Teacher Gets Prestigious Award

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By: Lakeshore Staff

February 27, 2015 — One exceptional teacher is set to pay it forward by educating fellow educators.

A Gary Community School Corp. teacher will help teach future teachers after being named to the prestigious Armstrong Teacher Education Program, based at Indiana University-Bloomington.

Yvonne Lucas, a sixth-grade science teacher at Frankie W. McCullough Academy for Girls, will travel to Indiana University-Bloomington for education panels, awards ceremonies and to work alongside the state’s finest teachers, McCullough Academy Principal Pearl Prince says.

“This really is tremendous for our girls, for Mrs. Lucas and for our team,” Prince said. “Mrs. Lucas has demonstrated such passion and skill, and to be able to show the kind of talent we have here in Gary is a fantastic opportunity.”

Lucas is invited to participate in the Indiana University Celebration of Teaching April 21-22 and for education panels and retreats throughout the 2015-2016 school year. The program will allow Lucas to work closely with future teachers in the IU system.

Along with providing Lucas with an honorarium, financing for graduate work in education and tuition support, the program, funded by the Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Fund and the Cook Group companies, will pay for substitute teachers when Lucas is away from the classroom and participating in the program.

Source: Gary Community School Corp. Public Information Office


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