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Putnam City Schools name teachers of year

Putnam City Schools names its top teachers for the district's 27 schools. The winning teacher was selected by peers at each school site.
BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Modified: December 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm •  Published: December 14, 2012

Putnam City Schools has named its top teachers for each of the district's 27 schools.

Each schoolteacher of the year is selected by the site's teachers.

All the building teachers of the year will be in the running for district teacher of the year, which will be announced March 12.

Elementary school winners

Dena Holman, of Apollo Elementary School

Mike Dial, of Arbor Grove Elementary School

Jeni James, of Central Elementary School

Jennifer Robbins, of Coronado Heights Elementary School

Whitney Armstrong, of James L. Dennis Elementary School

Stephanie Gardner, of Ralph Downs Elementary School

Toni Jones, of Harvest Hills Elementary School

Vicki Seftar, of Hilldale Elementary School

Carly Baxter, of D.D. Kirkland Elementary School

Greg Groenke, of Lake Park Elementary School

Kristen Harstad, of Northridge Elementary School

Kathrine Walters, of Overholser Elementary School

Lisa Boser, of Rollingwood Elementary School

Kenyelle Waiters, of Tulakes Elementary School

Shanna Summa, of Western Oaks Elementary School

Courtney Lindenborn, of Wiley Post Elementary School

Kiley Donley, of Will Rogers Elementary School

Megan Davis, of Windsor Hills Elementary School

Secondary school winners

Mary Lou Paxton, of Capps Middle School

Gina Matlock, of Kenneth Cooper Middle School

Barbara Rose, of Hefner Middle School

Vanessa Larwig, of Mayfield Middle School

Michelle Owens, of Western Oaks Middle School

Jim Coffman, of Putnam City Academy

Stephen Stark, of Putnam City High School

Lorie Kennedy, of Putnam City North High School

Courtney Keck, of Putnam City West High School

In brief

Nonprofit group to host lunch

The public is invited to a free lunch to learn about Smart Start Central Oklahoma, which encourages school readiness for young children. The lunch will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Metro Tech Business Conference Center, 1900 Springlake Drive. To RSVP, call 523-3509. For more information about Smart Start Central Oklahoma, go to




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