2022-2023 Teacher of the Year

Washington Irving Teacher of the Year

I have taught for 11 years, 5 of which have been at WI. I became a teacher because of my Grandmother, Dr. Margaret Scott. She was a teacher for many years and then worked at OSU as a professor in Elementary Education. I have very fond memories of spending time at OSU pretending to be a teacher. She always helped me with school, provided me with many fun learning experiences, and supported and encouraged my journey in becoming a teacher. One way she did that was by supporting me in doing my student teaching in England. Through that experience and my experience in Early Childhood Education I have gained a passion for purposeful play and building relationships. It is important to me to create a safe and loving environment where children can explore and learn through play all while building relationships with my students, their families, and my school family.   -Mrs. Rivera

Mary Sue Rivera, Pre-K teacher

Washington Irving is proud to announce Mary Sue Rivera as our Teacher of the Year for the 2022-2023 school year.   Congratulations, Mrs. Rivera!

Mrs. Rivera with Principal Lloyd (right), and Assistant Principal Zeiler (left).


Mrs. Rivera with her Pre-K teammates Mrs. Day (Left) and Mrs. Forester (right).


Mrs. Rivera with her family.


Mrs. Rivera surprised by announcement


Teacher of the Year

1992 Mary Schultz
1993 Cheryl Coffelt
1994 Jacque Irby
1995 Mary Brewer
1996 Randy Decker
1997 Susan Aston
1998 Terry Byers
1999 LaDonna Crampton
2000 Donna Parker
2001 Sally Cable
2002 Carrie Jarman
2003 Kim Riley
2004 Veronica Tolliver
2005 Patty Robison
2006 Cindy Young
2007 Sarah Holbrook
2008 Jane Williams
2009 Lori Freeman
2010 Miranda Lawrence
2011 Jennifer Hankins
2012 Charlotte Jackson
2013 Shele Cook
2014 Chelsea Agee
2015 Shana Classen
2016 Stacey Knight
2017 Robin Mills
2018 Nancy Priddy
2019 Natalie Wehmuller
2020 Amanda Brett
2021 Susan Hahn
2022 Carly King
2023 Mary Sue Rivera