Ocean Lakes celebrate distinguished teachers at ceremony

AP Psychology teacher Carlin Conaway, named as 2020 Teacher of the Year

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Ashley Adams

(From left to right) Teachers Shirley Hall, Carlin Conaway, Fara Wiles, Jeremy Schratwieser, and Whitney Raffo pose with the awards given to them at the Distinguished Teacher Ceremony on Jan. 11.

Josh Garcia, Staff Writer

Faculty celebrated five teachers in the annual Distinguished Teacher Ceremony.  

Shirley Hall, Carlin Conaway, Fara Wiles, Jeremy Schratwieser, and Whitney Raffo received flowers and a framed award, and each teacher was presented with a student video that shared personal sentiments about why that teacher has made a difference in the classroom.

“I feel very honored, but I think that there are many others that are far more deserving that go unacknowledged on a daily basis,” said AP Biology teacher Jeremy Schratwieser. “My thoughts are:  you shouldn’t [teach] to look for any return other than the returns that come naturally with students. The most important thing is that you and your students improve and grow together.”