Tea Area School District Teacher of the Year nominees announced



This past week was Teacher Appreciation Week.

Tea Area School District Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Nebelsick Lowery said, “We are proud to celebrate our Titan teachers by collaborating with Tea Area Parent Teacher Organization (TAPTO) on the Teacher of Year program.”

Nominations were received throughout April from students, parents, community members, and staff. Representatives from the community judged the nominations based on impact on student achievement, rapport with students and parents, involvement in community and district, and commitment to being and developing lifelong learners.

The finalists for Teacher of the Year announcement is on Friday, May 13th, 2022.

Then, the 2022 Teacher of the Year, selected by the community committee, announcement is during the District’s JK-12 Graduation Awards Program. The program is held on Monday, May 16th, 2022 at 1:50 P.M. in the Tea Area High School gymnasium. The event will be livestreamed on the District’s YouTube channel.

Lowery said, “The Tea Area School District is blessed with many deserving teachers and a supportive community. Please join me in congratulating our teachers and thanking the Tea Area Parent Teacher Organization and their sponsors. Our $2500 Tea Area Teacher of the Year sponsor is Reliabank. Additionally, thank you to our community sponsors who support TAPTO’s funding of our finalists, Standards of Excellence Employee of the Year, and TAPTO’s appreciation lunch for all faculty and staff this past week.”

Thank you to the 2022 TAPTO Community Sponsors: $2500 Sponsor: Reliabank; $100 Sponsor: Country Acres Tree Farm, B&G Milky Way of Tea, Daggett Trucking, Dakota Sport and Hauff Mid America Sport, Get and Go, Independent Publishing/Tea Weekly, J&R Mechanical, Koch Insurance, Koele Family Chiropractic, Lauriebelles, Octane Ink, Pyro City Fireworks, Sabers Insurance, Schoenhard’s Custom Cabinetry, Schwartzle Management, Sorlien Electirc, Steve’s Auto Repair, Rainmakers Inc., RBS Sanitation, Reemtsma Window Washers, Revive Boutique, Rising Hope Counseling, Tea Veterinary Clinic, Truth and Grace Counseling, Variable Investment Advisors, Weisser Distributing, Pizza Ranch, McGreevy and Associates (John and Michaele Lawler), Squealers, Morgan Lanes, and Glass Doctors.

“The support of the community and energy generated by celebrating the amazing people in our Tea Area Public School District makes this a great place to call home,” added Lowery. “Thank you for being a part of Titan Pride!”


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