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Canton eighth grade teacher Penny Heath was recently named the Oklahoma Middle Level Education Association (OMLEA) Teacher of the Year for the state of Oklahoma. Heath is currently in her 38th year of teaching.

Canton’s Penny Heath OMLEA Teacher of the Year

Canton Public School’s eighth grade teacher Penny Heath was recently named OMLEA (Oklahoma Middle Level Education Association) Teacher of the Year.

Heath discussed the honor and her career with The Canton Times, joking that she has taught so long she doesn’t remember how long it has been, before stating that she has taught for 38 years.

Starting her career by teaching second grade, she moved from there to physical education. This was followed by teaching junior high and she is now at Canton High School.


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