FWCS Teacher Alanna Oatts Honored with Outstanding Minority Educator Award - October 13, 2008

Record Number: 4419
Displayed from: Oct 13, 2008 , until: Oct 24, 2008

Waynedale Elementary teacher Alanna Oatts, last year's FWCS Teacher of the Year, has received the Outstanding Minority Educator Award from the Indiana State Teachers Association. She will be honored at the association's Fall Representative Assembly on Oct. 25 in Indianapolis. Ms. Oatts was one of two ISTA members to receive the award. Winners are nominated by association members and selected by the Minority Affairs Committee.

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.