Indianapolis Public Schools is proud to have many amazing educators in our district. Thanks to the generosity of Al and Kathy Hubbard and the United Way of Central Indiana, four teachers were awarded $25,000 each for their life-changing impact on students. The recipients of the 2015 Hubbard Life-Changing Teacher Award are:
 
 
Donna Pope-Green:
As a teacher and track coach at Northwest Community High School, Donna
Pope-Green inspires confidence in her students. A former track student
was struggling with self esteem in high school, when Donna took the
student under her wing. Her athletic and academic mentoring started the
young woman on a path that led to a Ph.D. in K-12 educational
leadership! Colleagues note she has strong connections with many
students, and inspires hard work and focus during ISTEP+ prep.
 
 

Doris Young: Doris has been teaching for 43 years – all at Broad Ripple Magnet High School for the Arts and Humanities!

Students
wrote passionately in their nomination about how she made them love school, think critically and
look at the world beyond themselves

Mrs. Young runs
the Humanities Advisory Council, a club for humanities students to support
Broad Ripple. This club adopts families
in need at Christmas, giving students the opportunity to give back. She
has helped to shape the curricula for AP English, American Studies, Individual and
Society, and Ethics and Alienation.

 
 
Ann Mennonno: Ann
has been awarded the IPS Teacher of the Year title in both 2004 and
2013. At Center for Inquiry School 27, she’s known for transforming her
students into avid readers. Last year, 27 percent of her students were
reading at grade level; by the end of the school year, 95 percent of
students were at or above their goal level!
Ann started the Hearts in Education Teacher Outreach, which sends teachers on trips to
countries all over the world to help build schools and ensure they have the
supplies necessary to operate.


 
 
Roslyn Stradford:
Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy is proud of Ms.
Stradford for her commitment to students. One former student was
abandoned by her mother, and Roslyn mentored her through graduation, put
her through college, and is now helping with her wedding. She considers
this student her own daughter now! She implements the use of technology
in her AP Literature classes to prepare students for college as well.
 
Six finalists for the award – Dave Davies, Laura DeHart, Apple Quick, Melissa Scherle, Marleen Signer and Angela Tipton – will receive $1,000 each. We are so proud of these fantastic teachers and the lasting impact they will have on our community. Also, we are so thankful for the Hubbard family and the United Way of Central Indiana for making this huge recognition happen for our educators!