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Penn's Jeanie Mitchell named among IDOE's Top 10 "2020 Teacher of the Year" finalists

PHM Supt. Dr. Thacker surprised Mrs. Mitchell last spring as PHM's Secondary Teacher of the Year (April 2019)
PHM Supt. Dr. Thacker surprised Mrs. Mitchell last spring as PHM's Secondary Teacher of the Year (April 2019)

Today Mrs. Jeanie Mitchell was notified by the Indiana Department of Education that she was now among the state’s TOP 10 FINALISTS for Teacher of the Year!

 

Mrs. Mitchell was named P-H-M’s Secondary Teacher of the Year back in April. Click here to read the story and see the video when she was named. 

 

Mrs. Mitchell is a French Teacher and the Academy Leader for Freshman Academy. She learned on August 5 that she had made the Top 30 lists of finalists, along with Mrs. Christine Austin (4th grade teacher at Walt Disney Elementary School) who was named P-H-M’s Elementary Teacher of the Year also back in April. Austin and Mitchell were among 30 teachers chosen as the top finalists from a field of 61 applicants. P-H-M was only one of two school districts, and the only one in the Michiana area, that has two teachers who made the Top 30!

 

Mrs. Mitchell will now move on to the “Top 10 Interview Day” on September 12 in Indianapolis, with the announcement of the Indiana Teacher of the Year winner coming in late September, early October. A banquet to honor all candidates will be held November 15. 

 

We are proud of both Mrs. Austin and Mrs. Mitchell and we wish “Madame Mitchell” best of luck on her upcoming interview!