INDIANAPOLIS - Four Indianapolis Public Schools teachers were honored and rewarded for their hard work and dedication Wednesday evening.
The four teachers were named the first recipients of the Hubbard Life-Changing Teacher Award and were each given a $25,000 prize.
Each teacher was surprised with a check, a video tribute about their impact on students and a red glass-etched apple to commemorate the event. The following teachers were honored:
- Tina Ahlgren, a math teacher at Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy
- Cynthia Hartshorn, a choir and drama director at Arsenal Technical High School
- Rhonda Pierre, a math teacher at Harshman Magnet Middle School
- Deb Wolinsky, a math and resource teacher at Broad Ripple Magnet High School
The teachers were honored at a ceremony hosted by United Way of Central Indiana and Al and Kathy Hubbard, who are part of The Hubbard Family Foundation.
"The stories of how devoted these four Life-Changing Teachers are to not only helping students achieve in the classroom, but also to their entire well-being, are beyond remarkable," said Al Hubbard, who serves as Chairman of E&A Companies, an Indianapolis-based business. "Our entire community owes them immense gratitude for their sacrifices and their impact on shaping young people."
The Hubbards announced they will invest up to $400,000 to honor exceptional teachers each year for three years.
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