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Hupe Teaching Excellence Award Winner Announced

Torrie Ellis, Perry Lecompton Middle School 5th grade teacher, was announced as the 2018 Doris and Dale Hupe Teaching Excellence Award winner at the USD #343 Staff Appreciation Breakfast.

Doris and Dale Hupe were each long-serving members of the USD #343 Board of Education and strong supporters of education in USD #343.  Doris Hupe's will provided for an award given "to the outstanding teacher of the district each year, particularly the teacher who most motivates students to want to learn and obtain more education."

Six outstanding teachers were nominated for the Hupe Teaching Award by their fellow staff members in district schools. This year's nominees were Lisa Scrimsher, Carrie Volle, Amanda Doleman, Torrie Ellis, Kasi Packard, and Lola Ward .  Each nominee provided a written response to a question regarding student motivation and finally, each was interviewed by the selection committee. 

As the winner of the 2018 Hupe Teaching Excellence Award, Torrie received a plaque and $1,000 award.  

Congratulations to Torrie and all of the 2018 nominees!

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