Congratulations to our 2023 Teachers of the Year!

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – As part of Teacher Appreciation Week festivities, Options Schools’ executive team has announced the 2023 Teacher of the Year selection for each Options Schools program.

“On behalf of the Options Schools executive team, I would like to congratulate our 2023 Teachers of the Year for all of their contributions to their students and respective program,” said Karen Oliver, Options Schools Director of Curriculum and Instruction. “One thing that makes Options unique is the student-first approach to education, and a cornerstone of that is having teachers that believe in our mission.”

Teachers of the Year were presented with the honor and other ‘goodies’ during Teacher Appreciation Week.

2023 Options Schools Teachers of the Year:

  • Robert Hedges (Options Westfield Middle School)
  • Sean Dowling (Options Westfield High School)
  • Holly Mallow (Options with ABA)
  • Deanne Munda (Options Indiana South)
  • Stacie O’Flaherty (Simon Youth Academy at Options Noblesville)
  • Betsy Smith (Options Indiana North)


About Options Schools
Founded in 2002, Options Schools are free, public charter schools serving grade 6-12 students in 134 school districts across Indiana. With a high-quality, individualized approach to education, Options Schools specializes in providing students with an inclusive environment, unparalleled support, and a student-to-teacher ratio of 15-to-1. With brick-and-mortar campuses in Noblesville and Westfield, Options also offers additional programs in virtual and in-person formats.