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Eric Jenkins Named Top 3 Finalist

Eric Jenkins has been named a top 3 finalist for the 2024 Indiana Teacher of the Year.  Jenkins, an English teacher at Franklin Community High School, was surprised by the IDOE Senior Director of Educator Talent/Leadership and Innovation, Rebecca Estes, and many former teacher of the year winners with the announcement.

Eric standing with former teacher of the year winners

"Eric is a student favorite," FCHS Principal Steve Ahaus said. “After years of excellent instruction, he is very deserving of this award. He is a model for what we want a professional teacher to look like in the classroom and around the building.”

Eric Jenkins passing out cards to three students

The Indiana Teacher of the Year will be announced later this fall.