CROWN POINT | Crown Point High School social studies teacher Don Bernacky was named both the District 1 and Indiana High School Educator of the Year by the American Legion, Department of Indiana at its 96th annual State Convention in Indianapolis earlier this year. The American Legion Department of Indiana has 11 districts and each one takes nominations from members for Educator of the Year. After being nominated, educators are asked to write about their educational experience, philosophy, and achievements. The information includes classes that they’ve built and taught, clubs and athletics that they’ve sponsored and coached, and other personal achievements. Local and statewide reviewers judge the nominees and the winners are announced at the state convention. “It is a humbling honor to be recognized by those who have served us all by their sacrifice,” Bernacky said upon accepting the state award.
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