Sixty teachers have been nominated for 2011 Muscogee County School District Teacher of the Year.
The program is sponsored by the Muscogee Education Excellence Foundation. The winner will be announced on May 10.
MCSD Superintendent Susan Andrews told the nominees today that they "set the tone for what public education is all about."
The high school nominees are Marlene Culpepper of Carver, Victoria Thomas of Hardaway, Lee Anna Gibson of Columbus, Clayton Graham of Jordan, Michael Peek of Kendrick, Emily Styers of Northside, Stephanie Fuerte of Shaw and Clyde Johnson of Spencer.
The middle school nominees are Kelli Kelley of Arnold, Deborah Goss of Baker, Monica Lumpkin of Blackmon Road, Julie Hagan of Double Churches, Thomas Knight of Eddy, LaToya Sanders of Fort, Robert Lewis of Marshall, Denise Fox of Midland, Kathy Dennis of Richards, Angela Brooks of Rothschild and Jay Wilson of Veterans Memorial.
The elementary school nominees are Rose Johnson of Allen, Laura Stokes of Benning Hills, Pat Woodall of Blanchard, Amy Taff of Brewer, Patsy Gray of Britt David, Paul Hampton of Clubview, Alicia Nichols of Cusseta Road, Joanna Fodor of Dawson, Shanna Johnson of Dimon, Nicole Baugh of Double Churches, Paige Jones of Downtown, Amy Parker of Eagle Ridge, Tesharra Alexander of East Columbus, Amanda Hudler of Edgewood, Jana Ellerbee of Forrest Road, (Aubrey) Chanet Long of Fox, Bryce Meeks of Gentian, Katherine Colson of Georgetown, Laura Pfeffer of Hannan, Kim Jones of Key, Holly Sanders of Johnson, Bradley Arnholt of Lonnie Jackson, Toni Goosby of Martin Luther King Jr, Marilyn Fober of Mathews, Donna Mathis of Midland, Kathryn King of Muscogee, Heather McCrone of North Columbus, Violene Reese of Rigdon Road, Lois Ancrum of River Road, Stephanie Perryman of South Columbus, Hilda Flores of St. Mary's, Tammy Massengale of Waddell, Angel Vines of Wesley Heights and Jane Young of Wynnton.
Nominees from special schools are Amanda Toelle of Early College Academy, Sylvester Seldon of Rose Hill Center, Verna Williams of the Teenage Parenting Center, Beth Carlisle of St. Elmo School for the Gifted, Cynthia Smith of the Academic Success Center and Willie Cooks of Woodall.