Five students and alumni win IACTE award

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Left to right: Julie Orman, Zach Paul, Erin VanDemerkt, Elizabeth Whiting, and Laura Parker

Five IU School of Education students and alumni have won the Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Outstanding Future Educator Award for 2019-2020.

These future teachers must excel academically and in student teaching, and show excellent professional promise. They also demonstrate a range of inspiring work in leadership and working with students by modeling the commitment and dedication necessary for all educators.

This year’s winners are:


Julie Orman

Elementary Education
Spring 2020 Graduate




Laura Parker

Elementary Education
Fall 2019 Graduate




Zachary Paul

Teaching All Learners
Spring 2020 Graduate




Erin VanDemerkt

Teaching All Learners
Spring 2020 Graduate




Elizabeth Whiting

Elementary Education
Fall 2019 Graduate

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