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Youngstown Elementary Teacher recognized by the Ohio Lottery

YOUNGSTOWN—Deborah Walters is a 2nd grade teacher at E.J. Blott Elementary School.  She was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as a Teacher of the Month for the month of September.

“Mrs. Walters has been teaching for many years, she is a motivating influence on students and staff members.  She is dedicated to all students achieving high academic standards,” says a parent, Lori Naples.  She has implemented programs in her classroom to make students feel that they are a part of a community and are happy to be themselves.  She is creative and eager to teach students both academically and socially in the classroom.  Her work does not go unnoticed. 

For being recognized as a Teacher of the Month, Walters will receive an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift certificate. 

The Ohio Lottery will continue to recognize Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month throughout the school year.  For more information about the program and for nomination forms, go to



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