Every year Indiana celebrates the teacher of the year. There are more than 65,000 teachers of the year for 2020.

The state of Indiana wanted to recognize the thousands of teachers who have gone above and beyond not only helping parents teach their kids during the Covid-19 pandemic.  But also, helping keep their spirits up and celebrating their victories.

The Indy Star points out how much work the teachers had to do in a very short time when this pandemic hit,

In most cases, teachers had just a matter of days to transition to remote learning as school buildings statewide closed in mid-March.  In response to the challenge, they have put together paper learning packets, hosted live lessons online, put together drive-by birthday parties for their students and taped lessons to broadcast on television stations to reach students without internet access in their homes.

Meanwhile, out of the 90,000 educators in Michigan, Cara Laugheed of Stoney Creek High School was named the 2019-2020 teacher of the year according to Michigan.gov,

Cara Lougheed has taught English Language Arts and History in Rochester Community Schools for 21 years. She began her teaching career at Rochester High School in 1998 and was a founding staff member of Stoney Creek High School when it opened in the fall of 2001. Over the years, Cara has taught multiple levels of English, from remediation to Advanced Placement Courses, as well as U.S. and World History.

 

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