Bosma: Lawrence Township educator named 2019 Indiana Teacher of the Year

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, October 4, 2018 10:00 am

Note to the Press – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) released the following statement today regarding Tamara Markey of Indianapolis being named the 2019 Indiana Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Department of Education. Markey teaches engineering at the McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology in MSD of Lawrence Township in Indianapolis.

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 4, 2018) – “Coming from a family of teachers, I understand and respect the tough jobs they do inside and outside the classroom to keep students engaged and on track. Tamara Markey is a shining example of the incredible leaders we have working in our schools who go above and beyond to reach students and make a positive impact. We are fortunate to have her in Lawrence Township, and I commend her for sharing her passion for engineering and encouraging students to explore STEM careers.”

Background provided by the Indiana Department of Education:

Tamara Markey is an innovative, passionate, and dynamic educator who draws from and applies to her classroom nearly a decade of real-world experience as an engineer with Amoco Oil and BP Pipelines. Markey is a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow and Project Lead the Way Instructor. She teaches engineering at the McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology in MSD of Lawrence Township in Indianapolis.

Each year, the Indiana Department of Education conducts the Indiana Teacher of the Year program to recognize outstanding classroom teachers from across the state. One person, in accordance with National Teacher of the Year guidelines, is chosen to represent Indiana teachers at the national level.


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Indiana House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 88,
which includes portions of Marion, Hamilton and Hancock counties.
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