News Release

Contact: Jeri Kornegay

Director of Media and Public Relations


Manchester College seeks

2012 Alumni Teacher of the Year

Manchester College is seeking nominations for its 2012 Warren K. and Helen J. Garner Alumni Teacher of the Year.

“Each year, Manchester College has the difficult challenge of choosing just one outstanding Teacher of the Year,” says Heather Schilling, chair of the Department of Education. The task is understandable: Manchester was the springboard for more than 5,500 educators – almost a third of the College’s graduates.

The 2012 Warren K. and Helen J. Garner Alumni Teacher of the Year is currently teaching (preschool -12) and
    • has made significant contributions to education
    • provides exceptional service to the profession
    • is deeply concerned for the individual students
    • is able to inspire learning

On May 3, Manchester seniors who are teacher candidates will join their professors and mentors in a celebration of education. They’ll applaud those who will gain licensing after graduation and hear from an expert: the 2012 Alumni Teacher of the Year. More than 200 teacher candidates are currently studying at Manchester.

To nominate a Manchester College graduate for the 2012 Warren K. and Helen J. Garner Alumni Teacher of the Year, click here. Or, contact the Department of Education at 260-982-5056. Deadline for nominations is March 9.

The 2011 Teacher of the Year was 1974 MC graduate Connie Pipher, an English teacher at West Noble Middle School. Read more about Pipher.

The Garners, who have endowed the Teacher of the Year recognition, are 1950 graduates of the College. A member of the Indiana Educator Hall of Fame, Warren Garner chaired the Manchester College Department of Education for more than 20 years and helped rewrite teacher training licensing standards. Helen Garner taught fifth- and sixth-graders for 22 years.

December 2011




at Manchester


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2012 Teacher of the Year