The Lake Forest School District recently announced it selected Sarah O’Toole, a kindergarten teacher at Lake Forest North Elementary in Felton, as its Teacher of the Year for the 2017-18 school year.

Her selection was announced at the Lake Forest 47th annual Recognition Ceremony on May 18.

O’Toole has four years of teaching experience, all in the Lake Forest School District. She started at Lake Forest South as a paraprofessional before moving to Lake Forest North in 2013 as a kindergarten inclusion teacher. O’Toole holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in special education, both from Wilmington University.

She is involved as a teacher leader at Lake Forest North serving as the grade level chairperson for kindergarten, the School Improvement Team and the chair of the school’s Social Committee. She also serves as a district lead mentor, a member of the District K-3 Literacy Team and has worked with the Department of Education to pilot new science curriculum for kindergarten.

O’Toole will represent the Lake Forest School District in the state of Delaware Teacher of the Year selection process. The winner will be announced in October.