October Partners in Education Winners

Whether the classroom is online or in-person, Ohio’s students and teachers are hard at work this school year. We’re celebrating that hard work with Academic All Star and Teacher of the Month awards! Check out our Partners in Education October winners!

Our first October Academic All Star is Isabella Allen. Isabella is in the eighth grade at Jefferson Area Local Schools. She receives A’s and B’s and was accepted into the National Junior Honor Society program. Isabella is described as “very serious about doing great” in the classroom and anything else she does. Wholderia Skuza nominated Isabella and said, “I am very proud of her. She was able to continue her outstanding performance even under Covid isolation at the end of last year.”

Joseph Collins is our next October Academic All Star. Joseph is in the sixth grade at Teays Valley West Middle School. He is known for the positive energy he brings to school every day. Michael Kauffeld nominated Joseph and said, “He has a smile that transcends his mask and spreads joy to his classmates, teachers and administrators. Joey is an advocate for himself and a model of how to be polite to others.”

Kylyne Hall is our next Academic All Star for October. He is in the fourth grade at Robinson Community Learning Center. Kylyne is described as an enthusiastic student. Melania Foertch nominated Kylyne and said, “He participates in class in positive ways and has remarkable calm and stamina as we are all learning many new things about technology and sometimes things get frustrating. […] he has grown beyond my wildest expectations into a calm, hardworking, confident and positive young man who is a pleasure to have in class.”

Our final October Academic All Star is Jayce Jones. Jayce is a freshman at Western Hill University High School. Leah Wade nominated Jayce and said he “goes above and beyond with his coursework! He quickly mastered online learning and is supportive of his peers.”

Our first October Teacher of the Month winner is Jami Gilger. Jami teaches the second grade at Dowds Elementary School. Jennifer Schroeder is the parent of one of Jami’s students. Jennifer nominated Jami and said, “Mrs. Gilger has the kindest heart. When you walk into her classroom, you can feel that teaching is her passion and she is truly invested in the classroom and school.”

Megan Schneiter is our next Teacher of the Month. Megan teaches ninth grade Individual Instruction at Fairless High School. She serves as the ninth-grade team leader and is the head cheerleading coach. She assists with promoting and organizing the district’s annual food drive. Brent Remenaric is a fellow Intervention Specialist who nominated Megan. He said, “She does an amazing job serving our kids with special needs. Mrs. Schneiter truly cares about her kids, both academically and emotionally. She does a great job building relationships with her students and drives them to become self-confident and create and reach their own personal goals. She is the definition of what is means to be an advocate for children.”

Emily Steele teaches sixth grade Language Arts at Teays Valley West Middle School and is an October Teacher of the Month. Emily was nominated by a student who said, “She is a really good teacher. She teaches with enthusiasm.”

Mustafaa Yisrael is our next October Teacher of the Month. Mustafaa teaches ninth grade World History at Western Hills High School. He is known for going above and beyond for his students and peers. Holly Irby teaches with Mustafaa and says, “Every day he is the first teacher in the building and the last to leave. Besides just teaching students, Mr. Yisrael takes time to build relationships with students.”

Our last October Teacher of the Month is Tami Clum. Tami teaches the first grade at Allen East Elementary. She is described as a “great asset to the district and an exceptional role model.” Tami was nominated by a parent who said, “Mrs. Clum is passionate about teaching and always puts her students first. She goes above and beyond to provide the best education and experience at school for all of her students and makes sure to end every school day on a positive note. Every single one of her students knows that they are special to her and that she cares about their success.”

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.
Posted: 11/23/2020 12:00:00 PM