The Abilene Education Foundation’s 6th Annual Teachers in the Limelight Celebration was held April 25 at the Abilene Country Club.

Thirty-seven teachers were recognized and received monetary awards thanks to a grant from Edwin and Agnes Jennings, who wished to honor teachers by funding the Edwin and Agnes Jennings Teaching Excellence Awards.

Teachers of the year from each campus and nominees for science and math teachers of the year were presented checks, and four overall winners were announced at the conclusion of the evening.

  • TLC Elementary Teacher of the Year – Rachel Carlisle, Lee Elementary
  • TLC Secondary Teacher of the Year – Col. Steve Shinkle, Cooper High
  • TLC Science Teacher of the Year – Larry Haney, ATEMS
  • TLC Math Teacher of the Year – Carol Footer, Cooper High

For more information about the AEF and the Teachers in the Limelight Celebration go to