The Lebanon Community School Corporation named Megan Bushman the recipient of the Dwight Booher Cragun Superintendent's Award for Distinguished Teaching.
Bushman teaches kindergarten at Perry-Worth Elementary School and said she wasn’t expecting the award. She’s been with the district for 13 years, working as a special education teacher before moving to kindergarten.
Bushman said she was honored to be chosen.
“I don’t feel like I do anything more than anyone else,” Bushman said. “I think we’re all worthy of the award. But it is nice to know that all the time and hard work has been recognized.”
She was named at the Lebanon Education Foundation banquet Tuesday evening. Teacher of the Year starts with each principal from each building nominating a teacher. The final selection is done by Superintendent Robert Taylor.
“I was moved by Megan’s dedication, passion and commitment to making a positive difference in so many students’ lives at the foundation of their educational experience,” Taylor said in a released statement. “It was a very difficult decision, as all six candidates are truly exceptional educators. I am sincerely proud of the work they do each day, and of the difference they make in our community.”
Bushman graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis and spent a year as a teacher assistant before being hired as a special education teacher. She lives in Brownsburg with her husband and two children.
In addition, the education foundation awarded the David S. Richey Distinguished Service Award to Taylor for his support of the foundation and staff of the corporation. Any business, individual or family is eligible for the award which recognizes those who go above and beyond a personal and financial commitment to the foundation, according to its website. In 2018, the award went to Kyle Endres and in '17 to Glen McPherson.