Ivy Tech honors educator for dual-credit work

An area educator is being honored for her work in teaching dual credit classes for high school students.

Ivy Tech Community College recently announced that Paula Workman of Brownstown is one of 19 educators across the state selected for the first round of Excellence in Dual Credit Instruction President’s Awards. The award winners were nominated by dual credit students, secondary and post-secondary administrators, and Ivy Tech K-14 team members. They were then chosen by a selection committee made up of Ivy Tech faculty, program chairs, and college administrators.

Ivy Tech faculty and staff nominated Workman for her student-focused classes. Dr. Aaron Miller, an Ivy Tech Columbus associate professor of history, said that Workman’s classes are “rigorous, assuring her students will succeed in college.” He said “Her hard work creates a pathway from high school to Ivy Tech.”

The college will honor all the winners at a ceremony on June 8 in Indianapolis.

Photo: Paula Workman with Brownstown Principal Joe Sheffer; Suzanne Summers, Ivy Tech Columbus Dean of the School of Arts, Science, and Education; and Travis Gabehart, Ivy Tech Director of K-14 Initiatives. Submitted photo