Noblesville West Middle School Spanish teacher Lori McGavic has been named the 2017 Indiana Languages Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Network on Early Language Learning.

Award recipients are selected based on a demonstrated enthusiasm for their content, a student-centered approach to learning, and a dedication to students and the teaching profession.

McGavic was nominated for the honor by the World Language Specialist for the State of Indiana and was chosen among all K-8 world languages teachers in the state. 

“Mrs. McGavic has been a catalyst for positive changes in language learning within Noblesville Schools,” said Stacey Swan, Noblesville West Middle School principal. “She conducts herself with grace and humility in all situations. She is highly collaborative and willing to assist and support both students and peers. These peers often come from area schools, as they also want to learn from the group’s innovative and engaging teaching methods. Mrs. McGavic is a quiet leader who makes a big impact in our school and the community. “ 

McGavic has been with Noblesville Schools since 2010, teaching both at Noblesville High School and West Middle. She has also taught at Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana University Kokomo and Ivy Tech. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, a master’s degree from Indiana University, and has also studied and traveled in Spain and Mexico.