EDMOND — Sequoyah Middle School choral music director Angie McKenna was named Edmond Public Schools' Teacher of the Year Tuesday during the district's annual celebration of excellence.
McKenna is a National Board Certified teacher who has been teaching at Sequoyah 15 years, according to a news release from the school district. She directs the vocal, jazz and show choirs.
“I never dreamed I would receive this honor and have the opportunity to follow in so many outstanding educators' footsteps,” McKenna said.
She said has a teaching philosophy of “doing whatever it takes” to help her students appreciate music and succeed at it.
Teacher of the Year committee Chairwoman Ruth Zumwalt said that “can-do” philosophy is one reason McKenna was chosen.
“We have so many outstanding teachers in our district, but what stood out about Angie is her passion and energy. She has a positive attitude that is just infectious and is always willing to do what
Students are prized
McKenna said she originally wanted to be in musical theater but had a change of heart after working in a day care during college.