Cresta Hancock, A teacher at Southside High School in Muncie, Indiana, received the 2014 Ball State Professional Development School Outstanding Mentor award at a luncheon celebration April 11, 2014.

Hancock is described as a positive influence on the students in her classroom and a masterful mentor to our teacher candidates. Cresta Hancock exemplifies the professional teacher, and is admired by her colleagues. She demonstrates her love of the profession through her commitment and dedication to providing "a gateway to new teachers.” Cresta's insight and thoughtfulness add value to any conversation about education.