Donna Gradel of Broken Arrow named 2018 Teacher of the Year
September 20, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An environmental science teacher at Broken Arrow Public Schools has been named Oklahoma's Teacher of the Year for 2018.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister said Tuesday that Donna Gradel (GRAW-dul) was named Oklahoma Teacher of the Year after extensive interviews with 12 finalists by a 20-member panel of judges.
A 29-year veteran educator, Gradel began her teaching career after receiving one of the first women's basketball scholarships to West Virginia University.
A teacher in Broken Arrow for 21 years, Gradel's students designed a large-scale aq...