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Indiana Teacher of the Year to Speak at Taylor University

  • Published: Feb 9, 2016 4:15PM
Kathy Nimmer

Caption: Kathy Nimmer

Kathy Nimmer, the 2015 Teacher of the Year for the State of Indiana, will speak at Taylor University Thursday, February 11, at 7:00 p.m., in the Butz Carruth Recital Hall, Smith-Hermanson Music Center.

Nimmer, who has been blind since childhood, is a high school teacher at Harrison High School in Lafayette, Ind. She was one of the four finalists for the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, and a story profiling her achievements was featured in the CBS Evening News.

Nimmer was valedictorian for her graduating class at the Indiana School for the Blind in 1987, earned a bachelor’s in English Education from Trinity Christian College in 1991, and received a master’s in English from Purdue University in 1992.

An active writer, Nimmer has written a number of pieces including essays, poetry, memoirs and novels. She is the author of two books: Two Plus Four Equals One, and Minutes in the Dark, Eternity in the Light.

This event is sponsored by Taylor University’s Kappa Delta Pi chapter and is open to the public.