2022: Meet the newest 20 Under 2 Honorees
The Teaching & Leading Initiative of Oklahoma (TLI) has honored twenty of the top novice teachers in the state in the annual 20 Under 2 list, a list of promising Oklahoma teachers within their first 2 years of teaching. This list celebrates emerging teacher leaders, high performers, and novice educators who make Oklahoma’s future look bright.
Across the state, principals, veteran teachers,students, and district leaders submitted their top teachers for consideration. Each nomination from principals and colleagues was reviewed and scored by a panel of education professionals. “Nominations were heartfelt, honest, and moving,” said one member of the selection committee, “It is evident that these teachers have had an impact not only in their classrooms, but in the school community.”
The list below celebrates the top twenty nominees for outstanding classroom culture, academic results, and contributions to Oklahoma’s public schools.
The full honoree list includes the following:
|Ambre Jackson||Greenwood Leadership Academy Charter Schools|
|Arely Tarango||Oklahoma City Public Schools|
|Brandon DeLoach||Lawton Public Schools|
|Jaycee Ardrey||Stillwater Public Schools|
|Jazlyn Marcos||Oklahoma City Public Schools|
|Joshua T. Hawkins||Tulsa Public Schools|
|Kyla Barkley||Oklahoma City Public Schools|
|Laura Martin||Chickasha Public Schools|
|Lizzette Rincon||Santa Fe South Charter Schools|
|Maddison Cook||Minco Public Schools|
|Melissa Ritchie||Midwest City-Del City Public Schools|
|Michelle Baker||Glenpool Public Schools|
|Mireya Espinoza-Santos||Dove Schools Of Okc|
|Robert West||Lawton Public Schools|
|Shekinah “Mikalah” Hall||Tulsa Public Schools|
|Shelby Rhatigan||Grove Public Schools|
|Stephanie Rice||Stuart Public Schools|
|Sydney Hutchison||Dale Public Schools|
|Tahquai-Alyce Mason||Collegiate Hall Charter Schools|
|Whitney Brimat||Kipp Tulsa|
Thanks to the generous support of T.D. Williamson and Magic City Books, honorees received a $250 gift card to Magic City Books to build their classroom library.
Read the full press release here and see the group photo here.