About 200 people got together at the Will Rogers Theatre in Oklahoma City to honor Meredith Ziegler, 26, as Oklahoma City Public School‘s Teacher of the Year.
The vocal music teacher at Wilson Arts Integration Elementary School has something new to sing about: a new car! Randall Reed Ford donated a brand new 2014 Ford Escape. She will also receive a classroom grant worth $1,500. Todd Ritz, General Manager of Randall Reed Ford said, “It’s simply amazing when you think of all that our teachers do for our children day in and day out.”
The Oklahoman reports that Zeigler also directs the apprentice choir for the Canterbury Choral Society and is working on her masters degree at the University of Oklahoma.
Other 2014 Finalists included:
- Matt Ross, Northwest Classen High School
- David Helm, Capitol Hill High School
- Kimberly Massicotte, John Marshall High School
- Bettie Shadoan, Monroe Elementary School
- Carrie Snyder-Renfro, Oklahoma Centennial Mid-High School
- Mary Tran, Northeast Academy for Health Sciences and Engineering Enterprise
Each finalist received a $750 classroom grant.
(Top photo credit: M.Tim Blake/The Oklahoman)