MSD Wayne Teacher of the Year Top 30 Finalist for State Award

Linda Gomes, who retired as a music teacher from Stout Field Elementary at the end of last school year, has been named a “Top 30” finalist for the Indiana Teacher of the Year Award.

The Indiana Department of Education informed Mrs. Gomes of her “Top 30” status in a letter dated August 5. The letter states that a selection committee will determine the “Top 10” within the next few weeks. Top 10 finalists will be interviewed on September 12.

The IDOE will hold a banquet to recognize the professional accomplishments of all candidates and to honor the 2020 Indiana Teacher of the Year on Friday, November 15.