Ryshavy named recipient of 2022 Edna V. Folger Outstanding Teacher Award

COLUMBUS, Ind. — A first-grade teacher at Taylorsville Elementary is being recognized for excellence in her field.

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. announced Thursday that Jennifer Ryshavy has received the 2022 Edna V. Folger Outstanding Teacher Award.

Ryshavy was recognized in a small gathering of family and staff after school on Wednesday and will also be honored during the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting later this year.

The Folger Award is sponsored by SIHO Insurance Services, the Community Education Coalition, and the IUPUC Center for Teaching and Learning. It includes a stipend, a personal award from the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the addition of the recipient’s name to a permanent plaque in the Columbus Learning Center.

“Mrs. Ryshavy teaches first grade and is a dedicated, talented educator who puts her students first while also supporting her colleagues, her school, and her family. Administrators and co-workers marvel at her tireless work ethic, her positive attitude, and her ability to build relationships with students ensuring they feel cared for, valued, believed in, and supported to do their very best every day,” according to the Center’s award designation.

During eLearning, Ryshavy set up in-person meetings at students’ homes to read them bedtime stories and deliver materials.

IUPUC also commended her on constantly being accessible to parents and working alongside them, which resulted in “impressive learning gains.”