INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 19, 2016) – Joyce Click, choral music instructor at North Central High School in Indianapolis, was recently named one of 43 public school educators who received the California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence. The award is one of the nation’s most prestigious honors for public educators and recognizes teachers each year for their outstanding classroom instruction, professional development, community engagement, and attention to diversity. Ms. Click was nominated by the Indiana State Teachers Association.
Ms. Click says she believes the arts are essential to the education of her students, as they act as a vehicle to “help students gain confidence, develop compassion for others, and discover how Performing Arts classes enrich our lives and provide connections.”
Recipients of this award will be recognized at the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala to be held in Washington, DC on February 10th, 2017. Recipients are also invited to participate in the National Education Association’s Global Learning Fellowship. Fellows will learn how to prepare their students for a connected and multicultural world in this comprehensive, year-long professional development program which includes an international field study opportunity. In addition, each recipient’s school will also receive a prize of $650.
MSD of Washington Township is an International Baccalaureate certified public school district in Indianapolis that seeks to develop lifelong learners and globally-minded citizens by fostering the academic, creative, and social skills needed to achieve excellence in a multicultural environment.