The Tippecanoe School Corporation has named Anne Peters as the TSC Elementary Teacher of the Year and Rahul Menon as the TSC Secondary Teacher of the Year.
Peters is a Title 1 teacher at Woodland Elementary School. She has been teaching for 19 years and has a bachelor's degree from Purdue University.
Principal Lee Sweet says Peters is dependable, consistent and thorough with her teaching and focuses all of her lessons on the needs of her students in order for them to make the most growth possible. “She is willing to work with any student regardless of their specific needs or challenges,” says Sweet. ”She also goes above and beyond for our staff and checks in with teachers to see how she can support them and help with interventions.”
Menon has been a math teacher for 23 years at McCutcheon High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Principal Gloria Grigsby says Menon is a respected and connected teacher. He offers students numerous opportunities to succeed in his classes and offers tutoring before or after school as well as evening online Google meets. “When I think of Mr. Menon, I think of a teacher who welcomes all into his classroom and helps them become confident problem solvers,” says Grigsby. Menon is also chair of the math department, member of the School Improvement Team, sponsor of the Board Game Club and serves as an assistant tennis coach.
A committee selected the two winners from a field of 19 building-level winners (listed below). Peters and Menon will represent TSC in the Indiana 2024 Teacher of the Year program.
2022-23 Teachers of the Year
Battle Ground, Amy Ahnert, Second Grade
Burnett Creek, Bridgett Sharp, Special Education
Cole, Kelly Curtis, First Grade
Dayton, Mindy Stader, First Grade
Hershey, Kaley Thompson, Special Education
Klondike, Olivia Winstead, Kindergarten
Mayflower Mill, Ashley Royer, Fourth Grade
Mintonye, Sheryl Davis, Second Grade
Wea Ridge, Kristen Burger, Second Grade
Woodland, Anne Peters, Title I
Wyandotte, Vicki Pounds, Second Grade
Battle Ground, Gabriele Appenzeller, Art
East Tipp, Destiny Peters, English
Klondike, Darcy Slade, Special Education
Southwestern, Jennifer Pike, Science
Wainwright, Megan Gordon, Special Education
Wea Ridge, Aubrey Clayton, Art
Harrison, Scott Powell, Science
McCutcheon, Rahul Menon, Mathematics