Bartholomew County teachers recognized

Three private school teachers in Bartholomew County are being recognized with this year’s Reams Family Awards for Excellence in Teaching. This year’s award winners are ABC-Stewart Montessori School co-teachers Nikki Crawford and Laura Donovan and Jan Buss, principal and math teacher at White Creek Lutheran School.

Recipients are nominated based on criteria including the teacher’s exceptional skills and dedication to teaching, initiative and contributions to the school and its environment.

Crawford, a teacher for 17 years, has been at ABC Stewart since 2000 Donovan has been at the school for 14 years. Buss has been with White Creek Lutheran for 27 years.

This is the 12th year for the awards, which have granted more than $105,000 to area private school teachers. The Reams Family Award for Excellence in Teaching was established by Fred and Karen Reams, former residents of Bartholomew County. The award is managed by Heritage Fund — The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County.

Photos courtesy of Heritage Fund.

Jan Buss
Laura Donovan
Nikki Crawford