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Broken Arrow Teacher Named 2018 OK Teacher Of The Year

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BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma -

A Broken Arrow teacher has been named the 2018 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year.

Donna Gradel was recognized by the Oklahoma State Department of Education at a ceremony Tuesday morning.

Gradel is in her 22nd year at Broken Arrow and teaches biology, environmental science and advanced placement courses.

“Her passion, wit and intelligence inspires students to believe in themselves and to know they are capable of changing the world. There is no better person to represent public education in the state of Oklahoma and beyond,” said Broken Arrow Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop.

Gradel is the third Broken Arrow teacher to be honored since the award started.

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