Teachers of the year introduced for Guthrie school district

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Guthrie Public Schools announced their teachers of the year, including the district teacher of the year, on Monday evening’s regular scheduled school board meeting.

Kim Barrett is congratulated by Supertindent Dr. Mike Simpson. Photo By Chris Evans

Kim Barrett is congratulated by Superintendent  Dr. Mike Simpson. Photo By Chris Evans

Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson announced Kim Barrett as the school’s District Teacher of the Year. Barrett teaches AP Government and US History classes along with U.S. History at Guthrie High School.

“Thank you to all of my friends and co-workers. You all make my life so much easier. Special thanks to Dr. Simpson for making this a night worth celebrating,” Barrett said who is serving her second year as the department chair for the social studies department.

Simpson wanted to make the honor a bit more special and received donations for local merchants for the district’s top teacher. Barrett received a floral arrangement (Furrow Flowers), a goodie bag (Interbank), BlueJay merchandise (Friends of Boutique), a downtown carriage ride (Steve Bowers), a $50 gift card from Gage’s and a one month use of a large SUV from John Vance Motors.

“Thank you to our local merchants for their most generous gifts,” Barrett said.

Barrett also claimed the Secondary Teacher of the Year and Janet Thompson (GUES) was introduced as the Elementary Teacher of the Year. Also honored were the Site Teachers of the Year.

Cotteral Elementary
Laura Beeby
Shana Downs

Central Elementary
Tyler Young

Fogarty Elementary
Jamie Alexander
Sherryl Green

Guthrie Upper Elementary School
Janet Thompson
Crystal Deken
Amanda Wilson

Guthrie Junior High
Tina Wilkerson
Mary Howard

Guthrie High School
Justin Stevens
Jody Webber

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