Rochelle Leininger, a teacher at Whitko Middle School, was the recipient of an award in which she was nominated by a parent, Cathy Juricak (right). Christie Barkley photo.
PIERCETON â€” Whitko Middle School teacher Rochelle Leininger was honored at the districtâ€™s school board meeting Monday.
However, the recognition didnâ€™t come from school board members or administration, but a parent.
Cathy Juricak works at Raytheon, a company in Fort Wayne. When the corporation offered a grant for teachers, Juricak nominated Leininger for the award.
â€śShe was a teacher to my kids who are now graduated,â€ť said Juricak. â€śI know how special she was to them and to me as a parent. I thought this was the best way to honor her.â€ť
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