December Partners in Education Winners

December brought about all of the joy of the holiday season. For these students and teachers, the holiday season was even sweeter by being named Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month. Check out our December Partners in Education Academic All Stars and Teachers of the Month!

Our first Academic All Star is Jim Benton. Jim is an eighth grader at Milton-Union Middle School. His teachers note that he “has shown unbelievable growth from grade 7 to grade 8”.

Cory Lawson is our next Academic All Star. Cory is a student at Strongsville High School. Teachers have seen significant improvement in Cory this school year. They note that “he has a bounce in his step, he is eager to start each day, he is more social, and he has a wonderful smile on his face. Cory has just done an awesome job this year!”

Our third Academic All Star is Simon Lupfer. Simon is a seventh grader at Teays Valley West Middle School. Simon is described as a hard worker and leader in the classroom. Teachers say, “His enthusiasm when facing a challenge is contagious; he influences those around him to work harder to achieve their goals.”

Our first Teacher of the Month is Lindsey Escobar. Mrs. Escobar teaches Kindergarten at Mark Twain Elementary School. Fellow teachers describe Mrs. Escobar as energetic and enthusiastic. Amber Cristofaro, who nominated Mrs. Escobar, said that she”goes above and beyond to make sure the students get a Kindergarten experience that prepares them for the years to come. Mrs. Escobar works hard to make sure they have fun, learn everything they need academically, and that they are prepared socially for the future.”

Our second Teacher of the Month is John Hyder. Mr. Hyder teaches Career/College Connections and Information Technology for grades 6-8 at Teays Valley West Middle School. Fellow teachers credit Mr. Hyder with helping the school’s Tech Assistance Team up and running. Allison Swanger, who nominated Mr. Hyder, said, “He has worked with his students to develop and communicate necessary procedures, documentation and policy. Students are quickly becoming capable of providing assistance to students and staff.”

Kristi Lehmkuhl is our next Teacher of the Month. Ms. Lehmkuhl is the Intervention Specialist for grades 9-12 at Elida High School. She is described as someone who encompasses many great characteristics as a teacher. Ms. Lehmkuhl was nominated by Jeremy Kindle, and he said this: “I believe Ms. Lehmkuhl invests her time into all of the children that she teaches, and for that, she has forever made a difference in their lives. She is an outstanding educator to children, involved in her community, and is the most dedicated teacher I’ve ever had the privilege to talk to.”

Our fourth Teacher of the Month is Carole Meiroff. Mrs. Meiroff teaches fourth grade Math, Reading, Science and Social Studies at Minerva Elementary School. She is known for being very supportive of her students.

Our next Teacher of the Month is Jaclyn Talbert. Mrs. Talbert teaches first grade at Morrison-Gordon Elementary School. She is described as a teacher who truly cares about her students. A student’s parents said this about Mrs. Talbert: “She is such a kind and caring person, and she recognizes that teaching is more than just lesson plans.”

Congratulations to all of our December Partners in Education recipients! Keep up the amazing work!
You can nominate an outstanding student or teacher for Academic All Star and Teacher of the Month by clicking here. Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on the 10th of every month.
Posted: 1/15/2019 11:00:00 AM