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Teacher of the YEar 

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. 

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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. 

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.

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