NORMAN — Brooke Brown, a third-grade teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School, is Norman’s teacher of the year.
Brown was honored Tuesday during the district’s Celebration of Excellence. She was among five finalists for the award.
She has taught for nine years and is a National Board certified teacher. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.
Brown will represent Norman Public Schools in the state Teacher of the Year competition.
In a personal essay included in Brown’s portfolio, she said her teaching philosophy is based on emphasizing “the essentials of love, life and learning.”
The other finalists were Calypso Gilstrap, a library media specialist at Norman High; Suzanne Price, a counselor at Truman Primary; Donna Queen, an anatomy/physiology teacher at Norman North High School; and Amy Young, a fifth-grade teacher at Cleveland Elementary School.