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Edna V. Folger Outstanding Teacher Award

Congratulations to Tammie LeClerc

2015 Edna V. Folger Outstanding Teacher

Ms. LeClerc has been a 7th and 8th grade health teacher at Northside Middle School for 34 years. A former Folger winner wrote, “Tammie has a heart for adolescent students and believes every student matters and every student will make a difference in the world. She helps to build character and has an influence on future citizens and families, teaching young people how to be dependable family members and engaged and respectful citizens who accept adult responsibilities.”

LeClerc has written and published curriculum on human sexuality and has presented this text, My Best For You, around the country. She serves in many leadership roles at NMS including:  Health Department Coordinator, Positive Behavior and Instructional Supports (PBIS) facilitator, and she sponsors the student-led Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization. In the community, Tammie helped to plan and facilitate parent workshops about substance abuse and helped to develop and sponsor a support group for parents with children diagnosed with ADHD.  

The Folger award was presented as a part of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting held on March 4, 2015.  Ms. LeClerc received an inscribed clock, a monetary gift from Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies, and her name will be added to a plaque in the Columbus Learning Center listing all previous Folger Award winners.

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 mvannahm@iupuc.edu.