- Noblesville West Middle School
Teachers of the Year 2022
Noblesville Schools has named four educators as 2022 Teachers of the Year. The teachers were nominated by their principals and were selected for the honor by a committee of administrators.
The winners are:
Tara Kundert, Fifth Grade Teacher, Noble Crossing Elementary (elementary winner)
A quiet leader with an immense impact on her building, Tara works successfully with students of all ability levels to create a strong, supportive learning environment. She provides instruction that is engaging and challenging, is an expert at building relationships, and uses student data to drive exceptional academic growth. Her energetic personality, high expectations, and support for colleagues inspire her students and the overall school community.
Kylie Moyers, Special Education Teacher, White River Elementary (elementary winner)
A forward-thinking teacher, Kylie leads a multi-age, self-contained classroom for students who need to build emotional regulation skills. She collaborates with families and multiple stakeholders to deliver high-quality intervention and academic services. Her innovative teaching has led to a student coffee cart service, a “move and soothe” station, and a redesigned classroom. Kylie is known as a learner, a leader, and a safe space where students can always have a fresh start.
Lori McGavic, Spanish Teacher, Noblesville West Middle School (middle school winner and overall district winner)
It's impossible to enter Lori’s classroom and not be inspired to learn. Her classroom library and upbeat attitude build strong relationships with students that lead to a love of learning Spanish. Lori collaborates with high school Spanish staff, cooks her class authentic Spanish cuisine, and is a well-respected lead teacher. Named the 2017 Indiana Languages Teacher of the Year, Lori is reflective, compassionate, and known among her colleagues as the “GOAT” (Greatest of All Time).
Laura Costa, Math Teacher, Noblesville High School, (high school winner)
Laura has a way of connecting with her math students that not only makes them believe they can learn, but shows them through their academic performance that they can succeed. She encourages students through individualized attention and seeks out areas where she is most needed. As chair of one of the largest academic departments in the district, she supports veteran teachers, mentors new educators, and is a role model among her peers.
The four educators were selected to represent different academic levels, with two teachers chosen at the elementary level to reflect the fact that 50% of Noblesville Schools teachers are in elementary schools.
This year’s middle school winner, Lori McGavic, was further distinguished as the overall district winner.
Selection focused on master teachers who excel at putting Noblesville Schools’ mission and vision into action and whose accomplishments align well with the Indiana Department of Education’s state Teacher of the Year criteria.
The winners regularly demonstrate the highest levels of quality instruction for their students and leadership among their peers. They will be honored at a Noblesville Schools Education Foundation recognition dinner in May.
As the overall district honoree, McGavic will also participate in the state Teacher of the Year competition.
Noblesville Schools employs approximately 700 teachers.