Dr. Wiedmer’s involvement with the Indiana Teacher of the Year began with her  doctoral dissertation.  This dissertation was the first national research study conducted on state and national Teachers of the Year.  Dr. Wiedmer was named Honorary National State Teacher of the Year (NSTOY) in 1983 and subsequently was Executive Director of NSTOY, Director of Public Relations, Treasurer, and Director of Membership of NSTOY.  She has been involved with the Teacher of the Year program since 1979 and continues to work with Indiana State and national award winners and as well as conduct research to foster teaching excellence and recognition of outstanding teachers.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Wiedmer.

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Dr. Terry Wiedmer
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Ball State University
2006 Indiana Teacher of the Year
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Westlane Middle School
1301 W. 73rd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Spanish, 6-8

2005 Indiana Teacher of the Year
Molly Seward      

Snacks Crossing Elementary School
5455 West 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46254
Elementary, 2

2004 Indiana Teacher of the Year
Mark Weaver      

Clay Junior High School
5150 East 126th Street
Carmel, IN 46033
Science 7-8

2002 Indiana Teacher of the Year
Terri Boutin

S. Ellen Jones Elementary School
600 East Eleventh Street
New Albany, IN 47150
Elementary, 5,6, Loop

2001 Indiana Teacher of the Year
Kurran Strunk

Muessel Elementary School
1021 Blaine Street
South Bend, IN 46616
Special Education, 103

1999 National Teacher of the Year
Andy Baumgartner

A. Brian Merry Elementary School
Augusta, Georgia

1999 Indiana Teacher of the Year
Larry Hurt

Ben Davis High School
1200 N. Girls School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46214
Art, 10-12

1997 Indiana Teacher of the Year
Judy Fraps

Greenbriar Elementary School
8201 Ditch Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Title 1 Mathematics/K-5

1995 Indiana Teacher of the Year
Katherine Stahl

Maywood Elementary School
Hammond, IN
Elementary, Kindergarten

1994 Indiana Teacher of the Year
Francis Mustapha      

South Side High School
Fort Wayne, IN
Biology, 9-12

1992 Indiana Teacher of the Year
Michael Kaiser      

Pine View Elementary School
New Albany, IN
Elementary, 6