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Penn's Jeanie Mitchell named among IDOE's Top 30 "2020 Teacher of the Year" finalists

Jeanie Mitchell

P-H-M Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year learned today that they have been selected among the Indiana Department of Education’s Top 30 Finalists for the Indiana Teacher of the Year.

 

Jeanie Mitchell teaches French at Penn High School and is the Freshman Academy Leader. Superintendent Dr. Jerry Thacker surprised Madame Mitchell with the good news that she had been named Secondary Teacher of the Year by popping in on her class back in April. Click to watch the video.

 

Christine Austin is a fourth grade teacher at Walt Disney Elementary School. Mrs. Austin also learned in a surprise announcement in the Spring that she had been chosen as P-H-M’s Elementary Teacher of the Year. Click here to see the video of the surprise announcement and to learn more about Mrs. Austin.

 

Mitchell and Austin were among 30 teachers chosen as the top finalists from a field of 61 applicants.

 

The IDOE TOY Selection Committee will determine the “Top 10” within the next few weeks, with those finalists being invited to the “Top 10 Interview Day” on September 12.