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03/12/2020

Courtney Farmer from Jasper Elementary School has been chosen as the O.U.R. Co-op Nominee for the AREA Teacher of the Year.

We are pleased to announce that Courtney Farmer from Jasper Elementary School has been chosen as the O.U.R. Co-op Nominee for the AREA Teacher of the Year. Courtney currently teaches 4th and 5th grade literacy. She is Nationally Board Certified in Early Middle Childhood Reading: Language Arts, a Lead Teacher, a member of the School Data Team and Leadership Team. She has been teaching for 13 years, with the past four of those being at Jasper Elementary.

In her nomination application Courtney shares, "I can honestly say I have never thought about needing an award or recognition for working hard. I believe my calling is teaching and I am glad to do it to the best of my abilities. I love what I do and I love learning new strategies to help kids. I feel I am awarded every day when my students learn something new." This quote truly illustrates her devotion to students and love of education. We are blessed that she chooses to teach at Jasper Elementary School!!