Congratulations to our April winners for the Partners in Education program!
to learn more about our Partners in Education program and nominate an outstanding student or teacher. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on the 10th of each month.
Read about the Teachers of the Month:
“Mrs. Gebler has been the most wonderful kindergarten teacher for our daughter. She works so hard day in and
day out to make her classroom feel like an extension of home. She never stops thinking about how to better the education of her students and strives for each one of them to meet their true potential. She also cares about her students' mental health and works hard to incorporate lessons pertaining to things like what to do if you have a problem, how to deal with anger, how to say sorry and so much more. She also is a teacher who never asks for recognition. As an almost 20-year veteran, she knows her stuff but is always willing to change and make her teaching better. She's always seeking professional growth, too! Mrs. Gebler is the most caring, intelligent and passionate teacher I've ever met, and I cannot think of a better recipient.” – Kelly Purcell, Parent
“Mrs. Pester is a dynamic teacher. Lindsey creates lessons that engage each individual learner. She
meets each math student where they are and then progresses them forward. She gets students to buy into their own success in math by making the concept achievable on their level. Once the students know they can be successful in math; they believe in themselves and try a little bit harder. Mrs. Pester recently designed a unit that was self-paced. When I observed the students engaged in this style of learning, I was amazed. Students were progressing at their own pace and collaborating with each other. The class was facilitating their own learning and students were asking each other for help. If a student can teach another, they have truly mastered the topic.” – Nancy Miller, Administrator
“Stephanie goes above and beyond to help her students succeed in math. She offers before, during lunch/recess and after school tutoring and help sessions. She plans and executes lessons that get kids excited about doing math. She prepares study aids and offers retests until every student can access concepts. She is devoted to helping all students achieve and succeed. Stephanie selflessly gives her time and expertise so that students feel confident and comfortable.” – Adria Fusco, Peer Teacher
“When Mrs. Heck enters her classroom, she has one thing in mind: 'How can I get my students to grow?' So, when students enter the room, they know
they are there for one thing and that is to learn! Mrs. Heck loves learning, and her students see this, so they love learning. In addition, Mrs. Heck is a teacher of teachers. After school, she is an assistant professor at Kent State Tuscarawas where she instructs teachers in training the most effective reading instructional strategies. It is not uncommon for Mrs. Heck's students to laud incredible growth in both reading and math from fall to spring.” – Jodi Ditcher, Administrator
“Mr. E goes above and beyond for our students at HSR. I have never seen any Gym teacher like him. He always has good music playing to get our students motivated for any activity they are doing. He plans and
implements many different activities to provide our students with a great gym/school experience. For example, he turns our gym into a Mario Kart racing track and dresses up like Luigi. Students use wheeled dollies as scooters to speed around a course with checkpoints at question mark boxes like in the video game. Mr. E also plans various other tournaments, such as hockey, soccer and golf. For golf he created various mini golf obstacles that is enjoyed by everybody. He is an out of the box thinker and gives our students great experiences. In addition, Mr. E, helps any teacher and goes outside of his PE domain if needed. He volunteers for after school events and supports students during competitions, such as the Elks Hoop Shoot contest. He is very active on our school's PBIS committee and builds a positive rapport with all students and staff.” – Natalie Kloos, Peer Teacher