Teacher Of Excellence

Carla McMurry-Kozak, in the center of the front row, is pictured with students at Vermillion High School. McMurry-Kozak has received the 2019 High School Teacher of Excellence Award by the National Council of Teachers.

The National Council of Teachers of English has awarded the 2019 High School Teacher of Excellence Award to Carla McMurry-Kozak from Vermillion High School in Vermillion, SD. McMurry-Kozak is a member of the South Dakota Council of Teachers of English and one of 17 high school teachers nationwide awarded this year.

Established in 2001 by the NCTE Secondary Stection, this award recognized and celebrates high school classroom teachers who demonstrate excellent practices and contributions in the classroom.

McMurry-Kozak will be recognized as a recipient of the NCTE High School Teacher of Excellence Award at the Secondary Section Luncheon on November 23, during the 2019 NCTE Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD.


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