On Monday night, July 11, the conference room of the administration building of Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation was filled with people excited to honor teachers and staff members for their years of outstanding service. Micah Lukens, a thirteen-year lead teacher of the alternative education program at the Burket Educational Center, was recognized as one of the corporation’s World Class Teachers. Throughout his career, which began at the same time the Burket Educational Center opened, Lukens has touched the lives of 284 students who have graduated from the program.
Recent retiree, Wayne Landis, was also recognized for his 30 years of service as a Math teacher at Tippecanoe Valley Middle school. Landis received a glass apple and gift card to commemorate his years of teaching.
Teachers were not the only honorees at Monday’s meeting: both Cheryl Simons, Tippecanoe Valley Middle School’s attendance and athletic secretary, and Lyle Butt, the corporation’s head bus mechanic, were recognized for their hard work and dedication and presented with the TVSC Pillar Award for Outstanding Support Staff. Simons, who was unable to attend, has been a part of the corporation since 1985; Butt has been ensuring the safety of the corporation’s buses for twenty years. Everyone in attendance expressed their gratitude to these teachers and staff for their dedication to the corporation and its students.
Pictured, left to right, are Micah Lukens, TVSC School Board President Dave O’Brien, and Lyle Butt.
Pictured, left to right, are TVSC School Board President Dave O’Brien and Wayne Landis.