Community members nominated teachers in writing. The Teacher of the Year committee then generated a list of five finalists. The faculty vote determined the winner.
Carolyn Baremore has taught here for 21 years. She has taught a wide variety of classes, mostly in the Science Department. She teaches Biology and Cadet Teaching right now, but she's taught Spanish, General Science, Living World, Two-Year Biology and Physical Science.
Jacob Peters (12) notices Baremore's helpfulness after he moved here in the middle of his sophomore year.
"I moved here halfway th...
Mandy Kotraba has been teaching for 13 years, the most recent five of those being here. Before teaching at EHS, she taught at Lafayette High School, for which she apologizes. Kotraba teaches both AP Environmental Science and standard Biology.
Rami Ahmed (9) enjoys joking around with Kotraba in class.
"She makes jokes at us. She’ll kind of roast us," Ahmed said. "She knows how to have fun....
Andy Ribbing has taught in the Science department for nine years. He's taught AP Chemistry, Applied Biochemistry, Honors Chemistry, Physical Science and standard Chemistry.
Allison Creg (11) appreciates Ribbing's approach to helping students understand the material.
"We have a lot of work time, so he’ll come around and make sure we understand what we’re doing," Creg said.
Jared Alt (11) likes Rib...
Lauren Schoellhorn has been teaching for 11 years, eight of those being here. She teaches three history classes: AP Art History, AP World History, and standard World History.
"She goes above and beyond all the time for me and everyone else with everything she does," Tyler Arnett (10) said.
Hannah Alexander (10) appreciates Schoellhorn's approach to teaching.
"I always remember the activities we...
Robyn Stellhorn has been teaching for 27 years, all of them here. She's been here longer than most other teachers, and she's taught a wide variety of classes. She currently teaches Photography 1 and 2 and World Art, but she's also taught Journalism and Language Arts classes.
Kennedy Fuerst (12) is grateful for Stellhorn.
"She’s always really helpful and cheerful. She likes to help you with...