The Bartholomew Consolidated School Board recognized two elementary school teachers last night — Kim Bockover and Chasidy Aldrich. They are the winners of this year’s William and Sally Hanley Excellence in Teaching Awards.
Bockover is a special education teacher at Schmitt Elementary, while Aldrich is a kindergarten teacher at CSA Lincoln Elementary.
The award, which is given through Heritage Fund — The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County, recognizes elementary teachers for their dedication, initiative and contributions to improve the school and its environment. The award, which was established in 2000, comes with a $1,000 stipend.
Amy Laker, scholarship manager for Heritage Fund, says Aldrich has been a kindergarten teacher for the past four years at CSA Lincoln Elementary School. She was nominated for her creativity, enthusiasm and dedication to students.
Bockover has been a special education teacher at L.C. Schmitt Elementary for 26 years. She was nominated “for being a true professional in her field who has a deep respect for her students and the staff.”