Central Christian Middle School
Zach's calm, positive attitude creates a classroom environment where students thrive. Zach's recent planning for Outdoor Education resulted in a memorable hands-on learning experience that extended beyond the walls of the classroom.
Central Christian High School
Pre-Calculus, Statistics, AP Calculus, AP Physics, Anatomy and Physiology
Over his 44 years at Central, he’s been a teacher, coach, mentor and friend to many students every year. Alumni from the last three decades come back to see Dave because of the way he prepared them for success through his teaching and relationships.
Chippewa Intermediate School
5th Grade Math
Mrs. Koroshazi has a love for teaching that emulates from her classroom, encouraging her students to grow and learn as well as everyone she comes into contact with at school. Her passion goes above and beyond, creating a Math Club for our students last school year and a Kindness Club for all students this school year.
Chippewa Junior/Senior High School
Mr. Gasser has a passion for mathematics, as well as his students. He teaches advanced math courses, including CCP, AP and Robotics. Mr. Gasser's dedication to the teaching profession has led to his students having immense success on AP exams and at Robotics competitions.
Mrs. Miller consistently goes above and beyond to meet the needs of all of her students in her classroom. She comes in every day with a smile on her face and a willingness to help.
Dalton High School
Mrs. Gallagher is exceptional at learning about her students’ needs in the classroom and works hard to make sure every child is being successful in the classroom and life. She also commits a lot of her free time to help out all students at Dalton High School and providing community support.
Mt. Hope Elementary School
1st and 2nd Grades
Mrs. Ferrell has become a very positive influence on our younger students at Mt. Hope School. Her positive fun-loving attitude in the classroom radiates throughout our building.
Hiland High and Middle School
Multi Disabilities Classroom
For engaging students in learning academic and independent skills; for creating valuable hands-on experiences through the classroom coffee shop and school duties.
Northwestern Elementary School
Donya has been an art teacher at Northwestern for 13 years. The talent she has as an artist and teacher at the elementary level is unsurpassed in quality and expectations.
Northwestern High School
STEM Biomedical, Biology, Geology
Kelly began our Biomedical Program 13 years ago and has trained teachers nationally in Biomedical for over a decade. She has led to dominance regionally and statewide at Science Fair and state and national HOSA competitions as well as leading excellence in Science and STEM at Northwestern and beyond, through sharing with and educating other colleagues.
5th Grade Science
Angela has served the Norwayne district for 20 years and pushed her students to perform well academically, She has demonstrated leadership with her roles in organizing Miles for Madison and serving as the education association president.
Norwayne High School
Music/Director of Bands
Eric goes above and beyond in his commitment to the district. He has been involved with many extra-curricular functions that enrich our students’ lives such as serving as the OMEA District 6 treasurer, receiving the NAMM Foundation award for Best Community for Music Education, playing on Cleveland Browns Drumline, co-chairing the turf committee, working sound booth for all musicals and plays, teaching a Google elective class and helping DJ our school dances.
Mrs Jones goes above and beyond to connect with families, communicate with them and include them in learning experiences. She makes a great first impression on her students about the excitement of learning.
Orrville Middle & High Schools
Mrs. Shue has a passion for vocal music and she passes that onto students and it is evident in the classroom and performances.
Mrs. Seymour ensures that all students are successful through individualized instruction, engaging projects, and regular progress checks. She also takes photos of the students on a daily basis that she posts to social media for parents to see their children being educated.
Rittman High School
Mrs. Leatherman is knowledgeable about her subject, but more than that, she is highly engaged in student life. She interacts with students through student council, taking pictures at student events, and ensuring the Rittman’s presence on social media.
Green Elementary School
Elementary Intervention Specialist
Cindy loves the students that she serves and she excels at meeting each child's specific learning style. Her approach makes learning fun and her students work hard to grow and improve.
Franklin Township Elementary
Julie is an outstanding kindergarten teacher who has motivated and inspired the students of Franklin Township for 26 years. Students enter her classroom with various reading abilities and leave with a true passion for lifelong learning.
Triway Junior High School
Mindy has been instrumental in building our STEAM program throughout the district. She consistently gives her time and energy outside of the school day to enhance programming at Triway through the creation of new educational opportunities.
Wayne County Schools Career Center
Patient Care Technologies
Joann is extremely dedicated to the success of each student in her class. Her compassion for students and patients is evident in everything she does.
Sarah's organization and care in lesson planning is unmatched. She creates a fun and productive learning environment to ensure the success of her students every day.
Rachel is a master of her craft and loves what she does. She also works with other teachers to help them better understand behaviors of all students and offers suggestions or strategies to support all learners.
Waynedale High School
Julie models compassion, commitment and dedication to her students and peers. She is a master teacher who not only is an expert in education but an expert in teaching from the heart.
Mindy Hans, West Holmes Middle School
Social Studies - 6th Grade
Mindy Hans has done an outstanding job of incorporating Language Arts into our Social Studies curriculum. She is an outstanding leader in her field and always has the kids best interest at heart.
Kristen is passionately dedicated to helping each child grow academically and also to providing needed services. Kristen has organized a haircut program at Cornerstone that has provided nearly 50 free haircuts to students since the beginning of the school year, with more scheduled for the winter.
Wooster High School
As the recent recipient of the Jones Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award, Jennifer serves as more than a math teacher. She currently coaches the varsity volleyball team and in the past she has worked both statewide and locally to develop curriculum, has served as the Math Counts coach and was a class advisor at WHS.
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