June Wright is this year's recipient of LISD's 2012 Kinzie Award


POSTED: Friday, August 24, 2012 - 4:28pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 27, 2012 - 2:16pm

The Lindale School District presents its highest teaching award to a deserving teacher Friday afternoon.

June Wright is this year's recipient of the Kinzie Award.

School officials tell KETK,  Wright was nominated by her peers for going above and beyond for the district.

She is a breast cancer survivor and has written a number of grants to help her department excel.

Wright has worked with the Lindale School District for 8 years now.

She teaches speech therapy.

Wright tells KETK, "I definitely wasn't expecting it. I knew I was a nominee, but I really didn't think I would win. There are a lot of amazing teachers. It was a huge shock. It was a big, big shock."

Wright was one of 6 teachers nominated in the Lindale School District.

She will receive $2500 for her classroom as part of the award.

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