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Jerome Flewelling, Taylor Alumnus, Indiana Teacher of the Year, Visits Next Week

  • By: James R. Garringer, Director of Media Relations
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Jerome Flewelling

Jerome (pronounced "Jeremy") Flewelling, a 1997 Taylor graduate and outgoing 2018 Teacher of the Year for the State of Indiana, will be hosted on Taylor University’s campus by faculty and students in Taylor’s education department next week.

Flewelling teaches AP Physics, Mechanics, and Chemistry at Crown Point High School. He was named the Teacher of the Year for the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), and represented the State of Indiana in the national Teacher of the Year competition.

“In today’s educational landscape where we are raising up students to meet the demands of a future steeped in science, technology, engineering, and math, how fitting we recognize a STEM instructor as Indiana’s 2018 Teacher of the Year,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Jerome’s career has been nothing short of diligently preparing students for life beyond high school, and I am honored to present this award to him. I know he will continue to represent his profession, and our fellow teachers, well.”

Flewelling (known as “Flew” by students, colleagues, friends, and family) earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Education at Taylor. During his 20-plus-year career, Flewelling taught at Frankton Junior/Senior High School as a physics and astronomy teacher before accepting the position at Crown Point High School.

He has also received numerous awards from not only from his service as an instructor, but also his extra-circular involvement. Prior awards include: Most Influential Teacher, and Crown Point Teacher of the Year, Spell Bowl Sponsor, and Outstanding Performance of Theatre Production.

During his visit to Taylor on Tuesday, November 6, and Wednesday, November 7, Flewelling will spend time with Taylor education faculty, students and student teachers, visit classes, and speak in chapel at 10 am, Wednesday, November 7.