Outstanding teachers at IPS honored on Wednesday

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Four Indianapolis Public School teachers were honored on Wednesday evening.

The four teachers were named the Hubbard Life Changing teachers. Each teacher received a $25,000 reward for their service.

Cythia Hartshorn has been a choir and drama director at Arsneal Tech, and has spent 41-years as an educator.

Hartshorn had about 15 students nominate her.

“This is unbelievable and I am amazed and humbled and awed by the fact that I was selected to receive this award,” she said.

The three other teachers were Tina Ahlgren a math teacher at Shortridge High School, Rhonda Pierre a pre-algebra and algebra teacher at Harshman Magnet School and Deb Wolinsky a math and resource teacher at Broad Ripple High.

Six finalists also received $1,000 dollars on Wednesday evening.

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