Feature as presented by United Way of Central Indiana.

United Way of
Central Indiana and Hubbard Family Foundation 
to present $25,000
each to four winners – three teachers and one principal – on May 31

educator Mariama Carson to emcee awards ceremony

– Ten Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) educators out of 584 nominees have been
chosen as finalists for this year’s Hubbard Life-Changing Educator Award,
presented by United Way of Central Indiana. Now in its fourth year, the award
honors teachers and principals who have made a significant difference in the
classroom and in the lives of students.

At a reception on Wednesday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m. at the
Eiteljorg Museum, three teachers and one principal will be presented with the
Hubbard Award and will receive the $25,000 grand prize. The remaining six
finalists will receive $1,000 each.

The finalists are:

IPS Teachers:

  • Maggie Brown, SITE Program at IUPUI
  • Michael Couch, Washington Irving School 14
  • Julie Herdman, SUPER School 19
  • Katherine Hinkle, Newcomer Program
  • Sheila Long, Elder W. Diggs School 42
  • Genevieve McLeish-Petty, Northwest High School

IPS Principals:

  • Joyce Akridge, Carl Wilde School 79
  • Jeremy Baugh, Lew Wallace School 107
  • Cristine Collier, Center for Inquiry School 70
  • Shane O’Day, Shortridge High School

A volunteer committee of education experts reviewed the
nominations and made the final selections. The teachers and principals were
reviewed on instructional excellence, student achievement results, and how they
invested in their students’ overall well-being.

Mariama Carson, an award-winning educator, former teacher
and principal, will emcee the awards ceremony on May 31.

The Hubbard Award is made possible by the Hubbard Family