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Joy Hofmeister and Dr. Gregg Garn congratulate Shawn Sheehan for 2015 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. Photo/Shannon Cornman

Shawn Sheehan Selected as Oklahoma Teacher of the Year

The Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education would like to congratulate Shawn Sheehan on being named the 2016 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year. Sheehan was selected by a panel of 21 state judges with education, business and community service backgrounds. He was one of 12 finalists previously named by a group of regional judges representing every part of the state. The Oklahoma Teacher of the Year program is organized by the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) in conjunction with the national competition.

A special education and Algebra I teacher at Norman High School, Sheehan received a master’s degree in special education from the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education. Sheehan has participated in OSDE’s OKMath and OKSci Leadership Program and is the founder of “Teach Like Me,” a movement to redefine perceptions of the educator profession. (

In addition to the award from OSDE, the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education presented Sheehan with a tuition waiver of 36 hours on graduate courses and 16 hours on undergraduate courses. Sheehan has the option to present the undergraduate tuition waiver to a student from his school.

Congratulations, Shawn!

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