May 19, 2017
Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) educators have been chosen as finalists for the
2017 Hubbard Education Award, presented by United Way of Central Indiana.
in its fourth year, the annual award honors teachers and principals who have
made a significant difference in the classroom and in the lives of students.
This year’s finalists were chosen from a pool of nearly 600 nominees.
Wednesday, May 31, three teachers and one principal will each be presented with
the Hubbard Award and $25,000. The remaining six finalists will receive $1,000
each. The awards ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Eiteljorg Museum, 500
W. Washington St. Mariama Carson, an award-winning educator and principal of
Global Prep Academy at Riverside 44, will serve as the emcee.
IPS teachers who are finalists for the Hubbard Life-Changing Educator Award are:
- Maggie Brown, SITE Program
- Michael Couch, Washington
Irving School 14
- Julie Herdman, SUPER School
- Katherine Hinkle, Newcomer
- Sheila Long, Elder W. Diggs
- Genevieve McLeish-Petty,
Northwest High School
The IPS principals who are finalists for the Hubbard
Life-Changing School Leadership Award are:
- Joyce Akridge, Carl Wilde
- Jeremy Baugh, Lew Wallace School
- Cristine Collier, Center
for Inquiry School 70
- Shane O’Day, Shortridge International
Baccalaureate High School
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.
Hubbard Award is made possible by the Hubbard Family Foundation.