DSC 2021 Teacher and Employee of the Year Finalists
The Duneland School Corporation (DSC) will continue to celebrate excellence in education by selecting a Teacher of the Year at both the elementary and secondary level and a classified staff member as Employee of the Year.
Outstanding teachers and employees were nominated for recognition by students, parents, colleagues and Duneland community members in the month of February. In March, finalists were selected from those nominated by principals, supervisors and the Duneland Teachers Association.
A selection panel representing students, parents, community members and district administration will interview and then select the Teachers of the Year and the Employee of the Year from those recognized as finalists during the month of April.
2021 winners will be recognized at the May 3, 2021 School Board meeting, Beginning of the Year Programs in August, in DSC publications, website, and social media and on a plaque displayed at Central Office. Winners will also receive a classroom/office door banner along with a monetary stipend of $500. Thank you to 1st Source Bank, McColly Real Estate - Paul Boyter and Ellis Electric for continuing to sponsor the recognition program. In addition, both the elementary and secondary winner will represent Duneland teachers in the Indiana Department of Education’s statewide Teacher of the Year Program.
2021 DSC Teacher of the Year Finalists
Doug Adams - Chesterton High School
Kaylene Arizzi - Chesterton High School
Rachel Blythe - Chesterton High School
Liz Gyure - Chesterton High School
Anne Stark - Chesterton Middle School
Akiko Tsugawa - Chesterton Middle School
Elissa Dortmund - Brummitt Elementary School
Dave Lashenik - Liberty Intermediate School
Nancy Moats - Bailly Elementary School
David Mueller - Liberty Elementary School
Tammy Socausky - Yost Elementary School
Kaitlyn Toweson - Westchester Intermediate School
Marquita White - Jackson Elementary School
2021 DSC Employee of the Year Finalists
Chris Hall - DSC Maintenance
Lynne Jenks - DSC Human Resources
David Nawotka - DSC Technology
Mark Singer - DSC Maintenance
Leslie Tarnowski - DSC Teaching and Learning
Deeann Witek - DSC Technology