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EPS Announces Teacher of the Year Candidates

Posted Date: 12/02/2021

EPS Announces Teacher of the Year Candidates

Enid Public Schools is proud to announce its 2021-22 building-level teachers of the year.


The honorees, selected by their colleagues, now will be considered for EPS Teacher of the Year, which will be revealed during the EPS Foundation Education Celebration, December 8 from 5-6 p.m. at the Enid High School gymnasium.


This event also will include the EPS Support Professional of the Year announcement. Finalists will be announced in a press release at a later date. The public is invited to attend, and the celebration will be broadcast live on Suddenlink channel 19 by EPS*tv.


“The teachers listed below are the best of the best,” said Dr. Darrell Floyd, superintendent. “They have been nominated by their peers and gone through an exhaustive selection process. All should be commended for what they provide to students, faculty, staff, administration, and community members on a daily basis. Congratulations and thanks to each one of these very worthy Teachers of the Year!”

The EPS Teacher of the Year winner, selected by a community committee, will represent the district at the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year competition next fall.


This year’s building-level honorees include:


Joan Dodds                            Pre-Kindergarten                   Carver Early Childhood Center

Megan Mayfield                    1st Grade                                Adams Elementary

Kendra Smith                         1st Grade                                Coolidge Elementary

Angela McCarter                   Kindergarten                          Eisenhower Elementary

Caitlin Wieden                       2nd Grade                                Garfield Elementary

Gina McFarland                     Physical Education                Glenwood Elementary

Tracey Laymon                      3rd Grade                                Hayes Elementary

Melinda Lounsbury               1st Grade                                Hoover Elementary

Gloria Buckles                        4th Grade                                McKinley Elementary

Patricia Powell                       3rd Grade                                Monroe Elementary

Carrie Mills                            Kindergarten                          Prairie View Elementary

Bridget Stovall                       Special Education                  Taft Elementary

Jordan Reavis                        6th Grade Geography            Emerson Middle School

Jesseca Patnode                    6th Grade Science                  Longfellow Middle School

Amanda Buckminster           Algebra                                   Waller Middle School

Kyle Young                             U.S. History                            Enid High School

Eryn Forrest                           ELD Newcomer Program      Lincoln Academy


To see pictures and quotes from each candidate, please visit