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.
Man who baked dog sentenced to 3 years in prison
Joel Clark, a man convicted of baking his friend’s dog to death in an oven, was sentenced Friday to three years in state prison.
Police: Teen's beating story was fake
A 13-year-old Columbus boy who told police he was pushed to the ground and burned with a cigarette, then his knee was placed against the…
Why was the Colts' roof opening at halftime?
When three people were injured from a falling bolt while the roof of Lucas Oil Stadium was opening, it left many wondering one question --…
Prosecutor: Killings were murder-for-hire plot
New charges have been filed against two men in connection with two double murders from last year.
Natural gas leak reported on IU campus
The leak has been fixed and the scene has been declared safe.