September 20, 2014  10:01 PM

2013-2014 Elkhart Community Schools Teacher of the Year

Elkhart Community Schools recognizes that our students flourish as a result of our outstanding teachers and support staff.




Congratulations to Matt Hartman, who received Elkhart Community Schools’ Teacher of the Year Award. Mr. Hartman is an Art Teacher at Memorial High School, and has been with ECS for 16 years. According to staff and students, Mr. Hartman has not only helped transform the art program at Memorial High School, but has also made significant contributions to the community. Mr. Hartman’s students call him upbeat, creative, gentle, supportive, inspirational, patient and encouraging; multiple students wrote to tell us that they are pursuing Art in college as a result of taking his classes. Mr. Hartman’s efforts, combined with the hard work of his students, have raised over $30,000 for CAPS (Child And Parent Services) by painting two of the Elkhart elk and $13,000 towards the Elkhart General Hospital Foundation by painting two of the Elkhart hearts. Mr. Hartman’s leadership and volunteer efforts can also been seen in the murals on the “Charger Corridor” in Memorial High. ECS is extremely proud to call Mr. Matt Hartman our Teacher of the Year.

We are proud to celebrate all of our 2013-2014 nominees - Employee of the Year Nominees.



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