FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - A Carroll High School science teacher has been awarded Northwest Allen County Schools Teacher of the Year for 2012.
Andy Deatrick has been a teacher for 20 years, and has been at Carroll since 2008.
Deatrick is known for the "flipped classroom" style of teaching, which uses technology to advance the classroom experience.
"The kids get a ton of one-on-one help in this situation," Deatrick says. "That's my favorite, because they get a lot of individual attention."
Deatrick often posts many of his lectures on Facebook, utilizing social media as an educational tool.
"He explains it in a way that makes you understand it," Carroll freshman Amber Peterson says. "And, if you don't get it the first time around, you can go watch the video again."
"Mr. D can connect to a lot of the kids," Brendan Holland, also a Carroll freshman, adds. "He's always here to help; and he always does give help when anyone needs it."
Deatrick helps out with Chargers athletics, too, by keeping statistics for the football and basketball teams.
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