Classen SAS teacher named OKCPS teacher of the year

The Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation and Oklahoma City Public Schools have named Kimberly Banz as the Oklahoma City Public Schools District Teacher of the Year. Banz has taught in Oklahoma City public schools for five years and is currently the Director of Orchestras at the Classen School of Advanced Studies High School in Northeast. She was honored as this year’s winner after receiving the highest marks from the jury for her written application, interview and classroom lesson evaluation. “I feel very honored right now. I am completely overwhelmed,” Banz said. “Thank you to my parents who bought my first viola. Thank you to my administrators who support every idea I pitch out there. , you are all exceptional. It is an incredible honor. Thank you to all of my students throughout my teaching career. I would not be the teacher I am today without you.” from Fowler Automotive. Banz will represent the district in the Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year contest. “The past few years have shown us how far teachers will go to take care of our children. It’s so inspiring to see their dedication, their innovation, their passion, their heart at work every day. Congratulations Kimberly and all of our finalists. And thank you to all the OKCPS teachers who show up every day for our children. You are all making a difference,” said OKCPS Superintendent Sean McDaniel.

The Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation and Oklahoma City Public Schools have named Kimberly Banz as the Oklahoma City Public Schools District Teacher of the Year.

Banz has taught in Oklahoma City public schools for five years and is currently the Director of Orchestras at the Classen School of Advanced Studies High School in Northeast. She was honored as this year’s winner after receiving the highest marks from the jury for her written application, interview and classroom lesson evaluation.

“I feel very honored right now. I am completely overwhelmed,” Banz said. “Thank you to my parents who bought my first viola. Thank you to my administrators who support every idea I pitch out there. , you are all exceptional. It is an incredible honor. Thank you to all of my students throughout my teaching career. I would not be the teacher that I am today without you.

As the OKCPS District Teacher of the Year, Banz received a cash award from the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation, a watch from BC Clark and use of a new car for a year from Fowler. Automotive. Banz will represent the district in the Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year contest.

“The past few years have shown us how far teachers will go to take care of our children. It’s so inspiring to see their dedication, their innovation, their passion, their heart at work every day. Congratulations Kimberly and all of our finalists. And thank you to all the OKCPS teachers who show up every day for our children. You are all making a difference,” said OKCPS Superintendent Sean McDaniel.

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