November 29, 2018
The Indiana Department of Education awarded Lawrence Township teacher Tamara Markey its 2018 Teacher of the Year. Markey received her Master's degree from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI through the Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship program and now teachesProject Lead the Way (PLTW) pre-engineering at the Mackenzie Center for Innovation and Technology. Former recipients of this award, experienced educational professionals, and business and community leaders choose the winner of this award to recognize outstanding teachers from across the state. The award was given to Markey for her ability to bring real-world engineering experiences into the classroom to prepare her students for the future.