Being a first or even second year teacher is challenging work. There is curriculum to learn, procedures to create, and names to remember among a dozen other things. 

To offer a bit of encouragement to our early career teachers, the District, the Putnam City Association of Classroom Teachers and the Foundation created the Super Star Teacher award.

These individuals are chosen by their school principal according to who has gone above and beyond expectations in their first year or two. Winners are celebrated at a reception where they receive a few gifts to honor their accomplishments, and get to reminisce about the year just finished.

2019 Super Star Teachers

Jennifer Boyes, Mayfield Middle School
Jennifer Brooks, Lake Park Elementary
Emily Buchalla, Northridge Elementary
Sara Campbell, Apollo Elementary
Makenzie Colton, Windsor Hills Elementary
Jacob Dail, Harvest Hills Elementary
Tamara Ellis, Overholser Elementary
Kylie Godwin, Ralph Downs Elementary
Laura Griffith, Will Rogers Elementary
Kyle Hood, Overholser Elementary
Lindsey Johnson, Western Oaks Elementary
Aaron Jones, Kenneth Cooper Middle School
Melanie Lambert, Putnam City North High School
Brian Lockart, Putnam City North High School
Kendall McWilliams, D.D. Kirkland Elementary
Melia Mullins, Putnam City High School
Claire Myers, Rollingwood Elementary
Stephanie Olson, Arbor Grove Elementary
Brittany Owze, Coronado Heights Elementary
Faith Salyer, Overholser Elementary
Denise Starnes, Western Oaks Middle School
Justin Stevenson, Hefner Middle School
Christine Swank , D.D. Kirkland Elementary
Karina Tarpey, Western Oaks Middle School
Lynsey Thomas, Putnam City West High School
Katie Thorne, Central Elementary
Jessica Trotter, James L. Capps Middle School
Mercedes Vega, Tulakes Elementary
Andrew Wiggins, Northridge Elementary
Jessica Williams, Hilldale Elementary
Cassidy Wion, Hefner Middle School