Last Updated on January 26, 2017 by cassnetwork
STATEHOUSE (Jan. 23, 2017) – State Rep. Bill Friend (R-Macy) recognized Indiana Teacher of the Year Jitka Nelson at the Statehouse Wednesday for her dedication and commitment to education.
Currently, Nelson teaches English, language arts and developmental reading at Logansport Community High School. She has been an educator for 25 years.
“The single most important factor in a student’s success is an excellent teacher,” Friend said. “Jitka is one of the best in her profession, and the students at Logansport Community High School are lucky to have her as an educator. I appreciate all the hard work and dedication Jitka has poured into our community.”
In October, Friend, on behalf of former Gov. Mike Pence, recognized Nelson with a Sagamore of the Wabash. The Sagamore of the Wabash award is one of the highest honors the governor of Indiana can bestow upon a Hoosier. Recipients of this award have demonstrated distinguished service to the state.
SOURCE: News release from the Office of State Rep. Bill Friend
HEAD HONORS INDIANA TEACHER OF THE YEAR: State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport, left) honors 2017 Indiana Teacher of the Year Jitka Nelson (right) with Senate Concurrent Resolution 4. Nelson – who was named Teacher of the Year in September 2016 – teaches language arts, English as a second language and developmental reading at Logansport High School.
SOURCE: News release from the Office of Senator Randy Head