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Record Number: 1772
Displayed from: Sep 26, 2005 , until: Oct 13, 2005
Fort Wayne Community Schools 2005 Teacher of the Year Teresa Lamping will be honored at a reception Monday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. in the second floor cafeteria of the Grile Administrative Center, 1200 S. Clinton St. The event is being held prior to the regularly scheduled Board of School Trustees meeting at 7 p.m., during which Lamping will be honored with a certificate and video of her accomplishments. Lamping, Board members, district officials, friends, family and past FWCS Teacher of the Year recipients will be on hand at the reception. Refreshments will be served. A preschool special education teacher at Whitney Young Earlly Childhood Center, Lamping has been instrumental in implementing an inclusion process which allows preschool special needs students to learn with their general education preschool peers. The program, Give Them Wings, focuses on helping every student reach developmentally appropriate goals through social, language, motor and cognitive skills. She began her career with FWCS in 1985. She has been named a semifinalist in the Indiana Teacher of the Year program and will be recognized with other teacher finalists on Nov. 2. NOTE TO MEDIA: You are invited to attend the reception. If you would like an interview with Ms. Lamping at Young with her students, please contact Debbie Morgan, PIO, at 467-2022.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.