Rep. Olthoff recognizes Indiana teacher of the year at the Statehouse

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Thursday, March 1, 2018

STATEHOUSE (March 1, 2018) — State Rep. Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point) honored Jerome Flewelling yesterday at the Statehouse with a resolution recognizing him as the 2018 Indiana Teacher of the Year.

Flewelling, who teaches AP physics, mechanics and chemistry at Crown Point High School, has been teaching for 21 years. Flewelling is also the chairman of the science department and assistant director of student theater productions.

“Jerome has a big heart for education and his students,” Olthoff said. “The time and attention he invests shows his passion for teaching and hopes for the future of each of his students. Jerome is an outstanding STEAM teacher and it was a privilege to welcome him and his family to the Statehouse.”

The Indiana Teacher of the Year program was founded in 1957 and is the oldest and most prestigious honors program in the state. Each year, the recipient is chosen from among the district winners who compete and submit a portfolio to the Indiana Department of Education’s teacher of the year coordinator.

The Crown Point teacher has also received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career, including Most Influential Teachers, Crown Point Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Performance of Theatre Production.

To learn more about House Resolution 65, visit


State Rep. Julie Olthoff (R-Crown Point) represents House District 19,

which includes a portion of Lake and Porter counties.


A high-resolution photo of Olthoff can be found here.