The launch of esports at all three Putnam City high schools forms the largest district wide esports program in Oklahoma K-12 schools.
Teacher of the YEar
Congratulations Teresa Sorey!
Ralph Downs Elementary 19-20
Teacher of the Year!
Teresa Sorey grew up in Oklahoma City, attending Linwood Elementary, where her love for teaching began; all thanks to her kindergarten teacher. She graduated from Northwest Classen high school and went on to the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, to pursue her teaching degree. As soon as she graduated from UCO, she began her teaching career in Putnam City Schools. Ms. Sorey’s first teaching job was at Central Elementary where she taught for 23 years. Thereafter, she began teaching at Ralph Downs Elementary and has been here 14 years. She says she loves teaching today just as much as she did the day she started! Ms. Sorey is honored to be representing the faculty at Ralph Downs Elementary and we are honored to have her represent, as well.
Ms. Sorey has two grown children; daughter Samantha, who is married to Jacob, with two children and son Heath.
It is of importance to inform the public that Putnam City Schools manages an established online virtual public school that has been successfully operating since 2011 under public school guidelines.
Fifty-four Putnam City students have been named 2019 Oklahoma Academic Scholars by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
Tulakes Elementary 1st-grade teacher Shadonna Watkins was named Putnam City Schools’ “Teacher of the Year” during the district’s annual celebration of teaching excellence Tuesday night.
Five teachers have been selected as finalists for Putnam City’s Teacher of the Year. The finalists, along with teachers of the year from other district schools, will be honored at the district’s annual Teacher of the Year program at 7p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at Victory Church, 4300 N MacArthur Blvd.
Putnam City Schools is offering a benefit that saves its teachers an estimated $4,000 a year and as an additional bonus brings them peace of mind. And even though the benefit is significant, it’s one that few other Oklahoma school districts provide: district-operated child care.