October Partners in Education Winners

For these Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month, the Halloween candy wasn’t the only sweet treat they received in October. Check out our October Partners in Education recipients!

Our first October Academic All Star is Nickiiya Jackson. She is a seventh-grade student at Akros Middle School. Nickiiya is described as very responsible and respectful. Teacher Mona Newbauer states, “She cares about her academics and it shows in her classwork, homework and assessment. She is a wonderful role model and example to her peers of what it means to be a great leader.”

Kendal Wood is our second Academic All Star. She is in the sixth grade at Teays Valley West Middle School. Kendal is praised as a great role model for her classmates. Assistant Principal Allison McSwanger says, “She is a positive influence on others. She always has a positive attitude and tries her best.”

Our first October Teacher of the Month is William Butterfield. Mr. Butterfield teaches Computer Science at Mentor High School. He is described as going “above and beyond” for his students. Colleagues describe him as patient, kind and devoted to his students. Recently, Mr. Butterfield spent a whole planning period helping a student.

Strongsville High School English teacher Kim Orr is another Teacher of the Month. She is described someone who makes a difference in the lives of her students each day. Her dedication to her profession shows; she brings creativity and a love of theater to her classes, she is always available for her students and makes them feel comfortable asking for help, and she maintains good relationships with parents and fellow faculty members. Teacher Ann Walz says, “She creates and modifies work that meets both the need of the student and the expectations of the curriculum and teachers.”

Nancy Wild teaches the fourth and fifth grade at Holy Trinity School, and she is an October Teacher of the Month. Mrs. Wild makes certain that her students succeed; she is described as going above and beyond to ensure her students are able to learn the math skills they need. She teaches them organization and keeps lessons engaging by offering a variety of teaching models. Lane Forthofer, a building sub and math specialist, says, “Mrs. Wild’s organization and patience is something to admire. She models this to her students by constantly working with them to stay organized.”

Congratulations to all of our October Partners in Education recipients! Keep up the amazing work!

You can nominate an outstanding teacher or student for Teacher of the Month and Academic All Star by Clicking Here. Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on the 10th of every month.
Posted: 11/15/2018 11:00:00 AM