Oklahoma City Educator Named Teacher of the Year

9-20-05 - Oklahoma City band and orchestra teacher Robyn Hilger was named 2006 Teacher of the Year on Tuesday at a ceremony at the Oklahoma State Fair.

"This is a tough decision for a different state selection committee every year, but I commend them on their selection..." Oklahoma State Superintendent Sandy Garrett said in a release. "Robyn will represent our state well."

Hilger has been a music teacher at Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School since 1999, when the school opened. She was named Outstanding Music Education Student at Oklahoma City University that same year.

As Oklahoma Teacher of the Year, she received numerous prizes and awards, including more than $10,000 in cash prizes, a laptop, a TiVo, gasoline and use of a car for a year.