The Stow-Munroe Falls Parent Teacher Association (PTA) hosted its annual Outstanding Educator Ceremony on April 6.

The ceremony recognizes extraordinary teachers within the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District.

Parents, students and fellow educators submit nominations, through their building's PTA, for teachers who they believe deserve special recognition. A committee of elected delegates then reviews the nominations and votes on one educator to be named as the Outstanding District Educator of the Year.

Ten teachers were nominated across the district from almost all buildings. Nominees were Cheryl Cardarelli of Woodland Elementary; Emily Conant of Woodland Elementary; Jamie DeLorenzo of Echo Hills Elementary; Alyssa Duncan of Woodland Elementary; Kristen Fudale, who works with Fishcreek and Riverview elementary schools as well as Lakeview Intermediate; Amie Gabel of Lakeview Intermediate; Denise Herbert of Stow-Munroe Falls High School; Nicole Koyan of Indian Trail Elementary; Jeanette Ladner of Woodland Elementary; and Sandra Sandman, who works with Lakeview Intermediate and the high school.

The Outstanding District Educator of the Year was Echo Hills teacher Jamie DeLorenzo.

Refreshments were available during the ceremony. After the ceremony, photography students from Steve Pierce's class took photos of each of the nominees and their nominators.

"Congratulations to Jamie and all the Outstanding Educator nominees," said Superintendent Tom Bratten. "Each of them has contributed to the success of our students and they should all be proud. Additionally, thank you to our wonderful PTA for taking the time to recognize our hard-working educators. That collaboration is part of what makes the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District such a great place to work and learn."