Nomination are now being accepted for the 2016 Edna V. Folger Outstanding Teacher

Edna Folger set the early standard for teachers in Columbus. In her honor the Edna V. Folger Outstanding Teacher Award was created to renew awareness of the immeasurable influence teachers have on their students and recognize the traditional image of the teacher as a community role model. The award is sponsored annually by Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies, the Community Education Coalition, and the Center for Teaching & Learning at IUPUC.

Review this information sheet with details about the award and previous winners. The award is presented at a Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting.

Eligibility & Nominations

Any full-time elementary or secondary school teacher working at a public, private, or parochial school in Bartholomew County is eligible to be nominated for this award.

  • Any individual or group may nominate a Bartholomew County classroom teacher.
  • Download the nomination form.
  • Forms are also available at the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation administrative offices and in the main office of schools throughout Bartholomew County.

For information, contact Marsha VanNahmen at 812.375.7576 or