Ben Davis High School Teacher a Finalist for State Teacher of the Year

Brayton Mendenhall, French teacher at Ben Davis High School, is now a top-ten finalist for 2022 Indiana Teacher of the Year. The Teacher of the Year program is coordinated by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE).

Mr. Mendenhall will now be interviewed by a panel composed of 10 former Indiana Teachers of the Year, IDOE staff, and other stakeholders. He will begin the interview with a speech on his 2022 Indiana Teacher of the Year message.

“We’re proud of Mr. Mendenhall’s ability to engage students at Ben Davis High School,” said MSD of Wayne Township Superintendent Jeff Butts. “His being a top-ten finalist in this competition is yet another example of how we inspire excellence in MSD Wayne.”

The Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township provides multiple pathways to success for more than 16,000 students, preschool through high school. Located on the west side of Indianapolis, MSD Wayne works in partnership with the Wayne Township community to help every learner achieve excellence.  To learn more about MSD Wayne, visit, or follow us on Facebook at and Twitter @WayneTwpSchools and @WayneTwpSuper.