At the November 15, 2017 Regular Meeting of the Board of Education the following two individuals were recognized for helping to make Washington Township a Superior School District.
Samantha Lewis-Perez, Eastwood Spanish teacher and Louisa LaGrotto, North Central Spanish Teacher
Samantha Lewis-Perez, Eastwood Spanish teacher, was named Grade K-8 Foreign Language Teacher of the Year in the State of Indiana and Louisa LaGrotto, North Central Spanish Teacher, was named Grades 9-12 Foreign Language Teacher of the Year in the State of Indiana by the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association. This was after being honored as the Grades K-8 and Grades 9-12 Spanish Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Chapter of the AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese). Congratulations to Samantha and Louisa!
Louisa LaGrotto has also gone on to win the prestigious 2017 Indiana Foreign Language Teacher of the Year award. She received this award during the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association conference celebrated Nov 2-4 in Indianapolis. Mrs. LaGrotto now will represent Indiana in the regional selection at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (14 Midwestern states) taking place in Columbus, OH in March 2019. If she is selected, she will represent the Midwest and Indiana at the national level in Washington, DC during the ACTFL convention.
Congratulations to these outstanding Washington Township teachers!