Congratulations to our March Teachers of the Month! You can nominate an outstanding student or teacher for Academic All Star and Teacher of the Month online by Clicking Here.
Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on the 10th of every month.
Check out some of our outstanding Partners in Education winners:
“She has established a positive rapport with students, and demonstrates respect for and interest in individual experiences, thoughts, and opinions. She focuses on the dignity of the child and quietly responds to any redirection, refocus, remediation, or sensitive issue. Her routines are well-established and orderly and promote a sense of calm within the classroom. Nicole ensures that all students are treated fairly and with optimal opportunities to learn.” - Carol Rosiak, Principal
“Brooke is a fantastic teacher, and I am totally blown
away with how much her students are engaged in their work and learning! Brooke is a special education teacher who provides most of her instruction in the resource room to students with disabilities. The students are actively engaged in their learning, having fun in the classroom, growing in their classroom abilities, and improving their behavior while doing so.” Brenda Frankart, Administrator
“Alex goes beyond every day for his students. He teaches an exploratory class for both middle school and high school students. He worked with our students on science fair projects and helped them get to the district level. He is always looking to help when needed. He is a valuable member to the Milton-Union staff.” Greg Southers, Administrator
“Mr. Bogan has taught or worked with three of my fou
r children, and my fourth interacts with him outside the classroom on a regular basis. Not only is Mr. Bogan listed as a favorite teacher amongst my children, but their peers as well. He dedicates himself to knowing students on a personal and meaningful level and ensuring that those relationships result in learning. Mr. Bogan is also a coach who has worked with my three older children and from whom they have learned character traits that as a parent I find invaluable. Having role models like this in the field of education is vitally important in the lives of learners, and especially the development of young people (as a parent and an educator, I know this firsthand).” - Holly Kovalick, Parent
“Mrs. Rawlins exemplifies the qualities of a great teacher! She spends countless hours working with her students after school and on weekends so that they can refine their skills, compete at the highest levels, receive the recognition that they deserve, and earn their chances to pursue their music studies at the collegiate level. She gives them access to a whole world of opportunities beyond the classroom walls. They will take what they learn from her and carry that through the rest of their lives. Music transforms the soul and Mrs. Rawlins believes that through music, her students will transform the world!” - Elizabeth Raliff, Teacher
“This year, Crestwood consolidated the middle school with the high school. The merger has had its challenges and rewards. There were times that the 7th and 8th grade students felt a bit uncomfortable in their new home. But Jen has gone out of her way to include them. This is despite the fact that she doesn’t teach any 7th or 8th graders! All teachers try, but Jen puts her intentions into action. These actions set her apart from her peers.” - Kim Marfy, Teacher
“Sara is invested in her students and their creativity. Each year, Sara’s students win rigorous contests at the local state and even national levels. Once a student takes a class with Mrs. Dittfeld, they become hooked and typically take every class she offers.” - Jody Ditcher, Administrator
“He is an innovative and creative teacher and encourages his students to think outside the box. His main priority is for his students to develop their communication skills to be better prepared for the futures, rather than ‘teaching to the test,’ which unfortunately seems to have become the norm in the teaching profession in recent years.” - Christine Guins
Hats off to these awesome educators! Be sure to check back later in the month to read about the March Academic All Stars.