Have A Teacher You Want Recognized For Excellence?


WARREN COUNTY, OH -- It's that time of year that the Project Excellence Committee of the Area Progress Council of Warren County, Inc. begins its search to recognize and honor excellent teachers within the public schools in Warren County.

To do this, the committee needs nominations from the public in identifying exceptional educators who demonstrate excellence in instruction or innovative teachers who have pioneered a teaching method.

Remember... "A teacher can not be selected if he/she has not been nominated," is a statement found on the nomination form.

The educator, being nominated, must hold a current teaching certificate and work for the public school system. Consideration of the nominee will be based on the information supplied by the nominator.

Characteristics of an excellent teacher might include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Demonstrates consistency and high commitment.
  • Puts research into practice through their own initiative, is a discretionary risk taker.
  • Implements creative instructional strategies.
  • Focuses on raising the bar for all students.
  • Possesses a full understanding of the subject and has the ability to challenge students at all levels.
  • Is seen by others as genuine, authentic and sincere.
  • Is a caring, thoughtful person who extends him or her self to make a positive difference.
  • Shows understanding of others -- parents, children, etc.
  • Continues to improve personally and professionally.
  • Demonstrates that he/she is committed to continuous improvement. (i.e. constantly looking for new ways to do what they do)
  • Influences others to improve by modeling the way.
  • Other positive characteristics may include: motivational, shares ideas, inspires others, supportive, enthusiastic, creative, etc.

Provide as much information as possible about the nominee. Identify the qualities and characteristics that make him/her excellent. Give examples and state specifically how he/she has had special impact on the lives of his/her students.

Go to https://www.apcwc.org/sproject-excellence and click on the Project Excellence Nomination Form which is on the top right of the page to submit a nomination on line. Completed nominations are due by February 28, 2023.

Please consult the list below for previously recognized Excellent Teachers who are currently ineligible for consideration.

  • Carlisle Local: Jill French, Audrey Winkler, Heather Bishop, Diane Johnson
  • Franklin City: Carrie Ellzey, Zachary Katris, Eileen Ebeling, Debbie Erwin
  • Greater Ohio Virtual School: Robert “Bob” Allison, Vicki Hammock
  • Kings Local: Brian McDonough, Emily Roewer, Mary Reece, Brooke Warner
  • Lebanon City: Taylor Newcomb, Suzanne Taylor, Angela Saunders, Janet Terrell
  • Little Miami Local: Christine Bensman, Jennifer Farlow, Nichole Dunigan, Brandy Phillips
  • Mason City: Dan Broaddrick, Kristen Lazuta, Tina Roberts, Alison Sears
  • Springboro Community City: Peter Berwald, Rebecca “Becky” Fluty, Elizabeth Andrews, Amy Pelletier
  • Wayne Local: Patrick William Hardin, Nancy Lukasavage, Janelle Gaver, Jenae James
  • Warren County Career Center: Levetra Staten, Nikolaus Otto, Holly Todd
  • WCESC: Sue Sigler, Pamela Hobbs

Project Excellence is a non-profit foundation made possible by the volunteer efforts of visionary business leaders who are interested in the quality of public education in Warren County. It is funded solely through the generous contributions of supportive Warren County individuals, industries and businesses.

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