Nominations open for Folger Award

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IUPUC is accepting nominations for the 2022 Edna V. Folger Outstanding Teacher Award. The deadline for nominations is 4 p.m. on Jan. 21.

This annual award is designed to raise awareness about the immeasurable influence educators have on their students, and to recognize the image of educators as important community role models. Any full-time elementary or secondary school teacher or educator working in a public, private, or parochial school in Bartholomew County is eligible to receive the award. This includes classroom, special education, or specials teachers; certified educators; counselors; and administrators.

Nomination instructions are available from the IUPUC Center for Teaching and Learning, the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. Administrative Offices, and in the main office of schools throughout Bartholomew County. Nomination forms may also be downloaded at

Any individual or group may nominate a classroom teacher or educator to receive this award. Nominations should include biographical information, reasons for nomination, letters of recommendation and support materials. The award will be presented at the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting.

The Community Education Coalition and the IUPUC Center for Teaching and Learning sponsor this award. For more information, visit