TIPPECANOE Co., Ind. (WLFI) -- A Harrison High School math teacher has been named one of the two Marian University Academy for Teaching & Learning Leadership Award Winners by the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP).
Doug Klumpe was nominated by graduating senior Jonathan Hillery for the award.
Klumpe is a math teacher and coach of the Harrison High School robotics team.
He was presented the award at a luncheon on April 27.
Klumpe did not take all the credit though.. he said the other teachers also helped influence the students.
"This is a fabulous recognition, but it recognizes also other teachers that have prepared kids that have had them before me. I just get them toward the end of their careers."
Jonathan Hillery, who was named an Indiana Academic All-Star by IASP, named Klumpe as his influential teacher.
Hillery had Klumpe as a teacher or robotics coach each year in high school.
He said Klumpe is a major reason he is going to study computer science in college next fall at the University of California, Berkeley.
"It feels really good knowing that I can thank him in some way for all that he's done for me," said Hillery.
Klumpe has been a teacher in Tippecanoe County for 32 years. He has also received a Golden Apple award and a Crystal Apple award.
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