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North Liberty Elementary 6th Grade teacher Emily Batton was recognized by the Indiana Department of Education on September 9, 2022 at the first Indiana Educational Excellence Awards Gala.
Emily was given the Excellence in Leading and Learning Award for earning the most professional growth points through the Indiana Learning Lab. This state recognition for her personal efforts included a check for $5,000. In total, the Department of Education awarded up to $4.6 million to individuals and school corporations across the state.
“Indiana’s educators bring passion and energy to classrooms across the state - and it’s important that we celebrate them with that same passion and energy,” said Dr. Katie Jenner, Indiana Secretary of Education.
“I am very honored and humbled to have received the Excellence in Leading and Learning Award from the Indiana Department of Education. The IN Learning Lab invigorated my enthusiasm for teaching through its outstanding course content. I love being an educator and feel passionate about my commitment to always improving myself,” said Emily Batton.