Northrop art teacher honored - July 20, 2007

Record Number: 3256
Displayed from: Jul 20, 2007 , until: Aug 20, 2007

Northrop High School art teacher Albert Jacquay II was named runner-up for the American Legion State High School Teacher of the Year Award, given by the American Legion. Jacquay was a finalist for the award after he was nominated as the High School American Legion Teacher of the year for 2006-07 and awarded the 4th District High School American Legion Teacher of the Year. District 4 covers Adams, Allen, DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley counties. Jacquay has taught in Fort Wayne Community Schools for 31 years. The American Legion award is given to a teacher based on their professional career, community service and recommendations. This year's winner was Bonnie Fancher, a science teacher at Switzerland County High School in Vevay, Ind.
With nearly 32,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is Indiana's second-largest school district. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 53 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school levels, as well as the prestigious International Baccalaureate program for high school students.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.