Roanoke teacher gets top spot for HCCSC

Diana Sowers (fourth from left), a teacher at Roanoke Elementary School, is the Huntington County Community School Corporation’s teacher of the year for 2013.
Diana Sowers (fourth from left), a teacher at Roanoke Elementary School, is the Huntington County Community School Corporation’s teacher of the year for 2013. Photo provided.

Diana Sowers, a fifth grade teacher at Roanoke Elementary School, has been named 2013 teacher of the year by the Huntington County Community School Corporation.

Sowers has 27 years of teaching experience, all with the Huntington County Community Schools. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Education from Indiana University, Fort Wayne.

Sowers was named Roanoke School's teacher of the year in both 2008 and 2013. She was also named American Legion Educator of the Year in 2008 and American Legion Auxiliary Educator of the Year in 2009.

Each school in the corporation named a teacher of the year, with those recipients then considered for the corporation honor.

Individual schools' teachers of the year were Luke Moreland, Andrews Elementary; Jill Webb, Flint Springs Elementary; Kyle Ganton, Lancaster Elementary; Brooke Lyons, Lincoln Elementary; Ronda Hawkins, Northwest Elementary; Marie DeWeese, Salamonie Elementary; Jodie Norwood, Crestview Middle School; Cari Whicker, Riverview Middle School; and Debbie Wiley, Huntington North High School.

Complete caption: Diana Sowers (fourth from left), a teacher at Roanoke Elementary School, is the Huntington County Community School Corporation’s teacher of the year for 2013. With her are (from left) Kevin Patrick, school board president; Jon Bennett, assistant superintendent for business and classified staff; Paul Roth, Roanoke Elementary School principal; Tracey Shafer, superintendent; and Chuck Grable, assistant superintendent for instruction.