Laurie Ewald, far right, who is in her eighth year of teaching and is currently teaching sixth grade science, is Oakbrook Middle School Teacher of the Year. The other top two nominees were Beth Lenke and Allison Rozborski. Rookie Teachers of the Year are, from left, Gillian Caudle and Cristy Truesdale. Both Caulde and Truesdale teach writing. Randy Staley, second from right, was named STAR performer of the year. Staley has been at Oakbrook Middle for 12 years in a variety of positions and has been the Behavior Improvement Room Teacher for two years.