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Terri Eichholz

2014 Trinity Prize Nominee

Terri Eichholz

Gifted and Talented Teacher

Hidden Forest Elementary School


 "Even though I am certain that I am a better teacher than I was 20 years ago, I always feel that I have room for improvement.  I would rather my students see me as someone who doesn't know it all, but loves to work alongside them to find the answers, rather than as someone who knows everything and criticizes anyone else who can't see it the same way."



2014 Elementary Teacher of the Year


Jennifer Clyne

Instructional Intervention Teacher

Harmony Hills Elementary School


“Our actions as teachers have lasting effects, positive or negative, of which we may never be aware.  We are given the awesome responsibility to shape minds and in turn, the future.  As teachers we are held to a higher standard, not because of state guidelines, but because of the very nature of what we do.  When you speak, choose your words carefully.  When you act, do so with intention.  When you listen, listen intently.  You never know how you may be influencing a child.”



2014 Secondary Teacher of the Year

Region 20 Secondary Teacher of the Year


Irene Kistler Librarian
Ed White Middle School

“Every interaction I have with a child is an opportunity.  Every opportunity I have is a choice: put my best practice forward, or don’t.  I choose my best, and my hope is that this decision will have its own ripple effect.”