Catlett Named Muskogee Public Schools Teacher of the Year
MUSKOGEE, Okla. - As nearly two dozen cars of his peers drove by and his principal on the intercom of a Sherrif’s vehicle, Matthew Catlett learned that he is the Muskogee Public Schools Teacher of the Year.
Principal Ryan Buell’s voice sounded from the bullhorn of the sheriff department vehicle as Catlett stood on his front lawn while holding his son. Trailing Buell and his police escort were dozens of Catlett’s fellow teachers from the Muskogee 7th & 8th Grade Academy at Ben Franklin.
Catlett, a seventh grade English teacher, was blown away by his own personal parade through the streets of Muskogee. In just his second year at Muskogee Public Schools, Catlett has earned the recognition as Teacher of the Year.
A former sign language interpreter at Bartlesville Public Schools and Tulsa Public Schools. Catlett then became a History and English teacher for deaf students at Tulsa’s Edison High School before joining Muskogee Public Schools last year.