Teacher of the Month

Partners in Education LogoThe Partners in Education Teacher of the Month award recognizes outstanding K-12 teachers for their excellence in the classroom, leadership, creativity and community involvement and dedication on behalf of Ohio students.

For being recognized as a Teacher of the Month, winners will receive a $500 gift card, a prize pack and a certificate of excellence.
The Partners in Education program has been improved to enhance the impact made on students, teachers and schools.

New for 2023-2024 School Year:

  • Academic All-Star and Teacher of the Month nominations will be accepted from September 1-May 10; and each month three Academic All-Stars and three Teachers of the Month will be recognized. 
  • School of the Year nominations will be accepted from September 1-March 10; and one school will be recognized as the School of the Year.

2023-24 Monthly Winners

March, 2024

Christine Baranek   - Parma Academy
Alexander Healey - Northridge High School 
Kelly Husted - Springfield Local Elementary School

February, 2024

Michelle Beribak   -  Helen Steiner Rice Elementary
Tammy Obarski -  Black River Middle School 
Michele Campbell - Queen of Peace School

January, 2024

Jana Thomas   -  River High School
Drew Crabtree -  Furry Elementary 
Jennifer Dickess - St. Joseph Catholic High School

December, 2023

Angel Conley   - Lucas Elementary
Brenda Hartley - Carey Elementary 
Melissa Henke - Fairview-Clifton German Language School 

November, 2023

Christi Bartram   - Dawson-Bryant Elementary
Bobbie Hurtt - Greenfield Elementary 
Hannah Schnaterbeck - Black River Middle School

October, 2023

Karina McFrederick - Edison Elementary
Gretchen Polen - Port Washington Elementary 
Nicole Szymaniak - Buckeye Trail High School 

September, 2023

Alison Smolinski - North Royalton Middle School
Nancy Niedermier - Springmill STEM  Elementary 
Jessica Brown - Indian Hill Middle School 

Teacher of the Month Nominations

The nomination period for Teacher of the Month is closed. Please return on September 1, 2024, to submit nominations for the 2024-2025 school year.

Teacher of the Month Surprise Presentation