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Westminster High School’s Carolyn Warren Named a 2019 Teacher of the Year



Carolyn Warren, a Language Arts and Journalism teacher at Westminster High School (WHS), was selected as one of three educators in Westminster Public Schools (WPS) for the 2019 Westminster Elks Teacher of the Year honor. Nominated by Kiffany Kiewiet, principal at WHS, Kiewiet describes Warren as, “constantly changing her teaching strategies to fit the needs of her students. She runs a model classroom and demonstrates each of our school-wide improvement strategies flawlessly.”

Warren has been teaching for WPS for 23 years, all at WHS. Her mother and aunt were teachers, and although Warren originally wanted to be a journalist, during her junior year she decided that teaching was really her passion.

Warren says that she has great support at home with her husband Toby, and their five-year-old son Harrison. She also says that she now has the opportunity to see the educational system at WPS from the parent side. “Even though I’ve been around the education system so long,” Warren says, “it’s a little different getting to see Harrison learn and discover his own path.”    

Take a look at the video above to get an inside look into Warrens classroom, and see what makes her a WPS Teacher of the Year.