A conversation with Harrison’s Amanda Beck, Indiana teacher of the year finalist
Amanda Beck is among 10 finalists for Indiana Teacher of the Year. Could she make it back-to-back honors for TSC, after East Tipp’s Sharita Ware won in 2022?
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HARRISON’S AMANDA BECK SAVORING A ‘ONCE-IN-A-CAREER OPPORTUNITY’
Monday afternoon, Amanda Beck will make her pitch to an Indiana Department of Education panel sorting through the 10 finalists for 2023 Indiana Teacher of the Year.
Beck, who has taught German at Harrison High School for the past 15 years, got word nearly two weeks ago that she was a finalist, as the state looks to whittle the field down to a final three next week. The state’s teacher of the year will be named this fall.
Could Beck make it two consecutive Indiana Teacher of the Year winners for Tippecanoe School Corp., after East Tipp Middle School teacher Sharita Ware took the honor for 2022? And could she make it TSC’s third Indiana Teacher of the Year in the past decade, joining Kathy Nimmer, who received the honor in 2015 when she was an English teacher at Harrison?
After an afterschool meeting of Harrison’s German Club Friday afternoon, we talked through the odds.
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