Superintendent, Dr. Debbie Howell, is pleased to announce that Mrs. Heather Stang (Flaspohler) is being celebrated as February’s “Educator of the Month”. Just in her fifth year of teaching, Mrs. Stang has already made a significant mark on the lives of her students and their families. To date, she is the youngest teacher to receive this honor.
After graduating from Franklin County High School, Mrs. Stang attended IU Bloomington majoring in Elementary Education. Her first teaching assignment for the Franklin County Schools was kindergarten at Mt. Carmel School. Since her initial assignment she has taught second grade and is currently teaching fifth grade at Mt. Carmel.
Mrs. Stang was nominated for this recognition by a parent. The parent wrote about the positive impact Mrs. Stang has had not only on her child’s attitude about school, but also her academic performance. Because of Mrs. Stang “my child has done a complete turnaround from previous years.” Mrs. Stang is “vibrant, young, and passionate about teaching and nurturing the children in her classroom.”
In addition to her contributions in the classroom, Mrs. Stang gives back to the school and community in a number of ways. She works with the Dance Energy team, serves on Mt. Carmel’s ISTEP Committee, as well as the School Improvement Team. Mrs. Stang is a regular fixture at many Franklin County sporting events. Her husband, Mr. Derek Stang, is a member of the Franklin County Wildcat Baseball and Basketball coaching staffs. In her “free time” Mrs. Stang enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Both she and her husband enjoy Bengals football and are avid IU fans.
When asked about the best part of her job, Mrs. Stang recognizes her supportive colleagues. She feels “blessed to have great teachers around me who I learn from every day. Mt. Carmel is a great community with wonderful families and teachers.”
Parents and students are encouraged to nominate outstanding educators for this monthly recognition. Nomination forms for “Educator of the Month” can be found on the school corporation website at www.fccsc.k12.in.us.