Annual Educator Awards

 

Recognizing Classroom Teachers:

The following four awards honor the work of PK-12 classroom teachers. Candidates must be nominated by their superintendent and have five years of experience as an Ohio teacher, except team teaching candidates who must each have three or more years of experience.

Each $7,500 award is payable to the district.

A representative committee of educators will select the teachers to be honored. Only one teacher and one teaching team will be recognized in each category. These awards will be presented at the Foundation’s annual Educators Retreat in July:

 
2017 Master Teacher Award Recipient, Martha Halemba
2018 Team Teaching Award Recipients

Arthur S. Holden Teacher Award for Excellence in Science Education is in honor of our Foundation’s founder. It is to be used for a science project to benefit students in the recognized teacher’s classroom, school, and/or district.

George B. Chapman, Jr. Teacher Award for Excellence in Mathematics Education is in honor of our Foundation’s first President. It is to be used for a mathematics project to benefit students in the recognized teacher’s classroom or school.

Master Teacher Award is to be used for a project to benefit students in the recognized teacher’s classroom, school, and/or district.

Team Teaching Award is to be used by a team of teachers for a project to benefit students in the recognized teacher team’s classrooms, schools, and/or district. Deep Learning must be the objective of the team. The team can be one engaged in co-teaching, team teaching, and/or coaching models.

Nomination Process:

  1. All candidates must be nominated by their superintendent. Superintendents are encouraged to nominate one teacher and/or teaching team for each of the four awards.

  2. Each district must have a “Head of Organization” account in our online application system, ideally to be created by the Central District Office. While teachers or administrators can also easily create this login account, it does ask for information that must be obtained from your District office.

  3. Once the account has been set up, each teacher can log in and complete the appropriate award application online.

  4. Letters of recommendation from the superintendent and from the candidate’s immediate supervisor/administrator must also each be uploaded into the online application for each teacher.

The application period for 2019 has now closed. Applications for next year will be due at the beginning of April 2020.


Ohio Superintendent Outstanding Performance Award:

We are pleased to offer your district the opportunity to nominate the superintendent for the Ohio Superintendent Outstanding Performance Award. The $10,000 award will be payable to the school district in the winner’s name. Candidates must have five years of experience as an Ohio Superintendent of Schools and must have served in his or her current position for at least two years. The candidate must have a Master’s Degree and appropriate certification by the State of Ohio.

A representative committee of educators will select the superintendent to be honored. He or she will be recognized as the Ohio award winner at the Foundation’s annual Educators Retreat in July.

Nomination Process:

  1. All candidates must be nominated by their School Board President.

  2. Each district must have a “Head of Organization” account in our online application system, ideally to be created by the Central District Office. Administrators can also easily create this login account.

  3. Once the account has been set up, the nominee can complete the appropriate award application online.

  4. The School Board President’s letter of recommendation must also be uploaded into the application.

The application period for 2019 has now closed. Applications for next year will be due at the beginning of April 2020.

2018 Outstanding Ohio Superintendent Award recipient meeting with students
2017 Outstanding Superintendent

Congratulations!

 

We recognize that deep learning and excellent teaching begin at the classroom level. The Ohio public school teachers and educators here have demonstrated a commitment to those two themes through their exemplary work. Please join us in honoring this year’s cohort representing excellence in education:

 

2019 Annual Educator Award Recipients

Arthur S. Holden Teacher Award for Excellence in Science Education:
Jeffrey Bracken
Westerville City Schools

George B. Chapman, Jr. Teacher Award for Excellence in Mathematics Education:
John Vas
Olmsted Falls City Schools

Master Teacher Award:
Jennifer Davis
Benjamin Logan Local Schools

Team Teaching Award:
Samantha Miller, Erin Jordan, Brittany Cornelius, Kayleigh Gabriel
Champion Local Schools

Ohio Superintendent Outstanding Performance Award:
Kathryn Powers
Twinsburg City Schools