Brittany Cribari, Hudson City, Ellsworth Hill Elementary, Grade 2, Hudson City Schools

In Mrs. Cribari's classroom the relationships among the students and their teacher are positive and genuine. Students thrive in this classroom setting where they become writers, explorers, leaders, scientists and volunteers.

Jacob Moore, Hudson City, Hudson High School, Vocal Music/Choir

Jacob helps students bring out their voice, not only in the literal sense but also through mentoring students to dream outside of their comfort zone.

Angela Watson, Cuyahoga Falls City, Silver Lake Elementary, Kindergarten

Mrs. Watson is a consummate professional who always puts kids first, individualizes instruction and, most of all, believes in supporting the whole child. For a child to start their academic career in her classroom is a promise that this child will be treated as a unique, special individual who can reach for the stars every day in her classroom!

Courtney Rubino, Cuyahoga Falls City, Roberts Middle School, Language Arts

Mrs. Rubino is a teacher who cares about her students on an individual level and differentiates instruction so that each child can reach his or her potential. Mrs. Rubino has a special talent to help students that are gifted to be able to see their potential, support areas that need growth, and mostly, to be able to support each student so that he or she can learn to believe in themselves.

Monica Meyer, Akron City, Seiberling CLC, Art K-6

Monica is a teacher who looks for ways to inspire both students and teachers. She is creative and a team player.

Dan Spak, Akron City, Firestone CLC, Robotics

Dan is a great example that age has no bearing on creativeness or drive. Dan is passionate about helping students see beyond their perceived limits.

Amie Mancine, Archbishop Hoban High School, Biology, Advanced Placement Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology Honors

Amie is one of those rare people who is always positive, sees the best in others and, as a skilled and committed teacher who makes a difficult subject fun and interesting, helps her students exceed their own expectations. She believes in students' abilities, has a deep faith, is a life-long learner working on her third masters degree, and an all-around model teacher that any parent would appreciate having as their student’s mentor.

Lynn Williams, Tallmadge City, Munroe Elementary, fifth grade

When one walks into Ms. Williams' class, one will see 21st century learning with students collaborating and communicating with each other, problem-solving and using critical thinking skills and being creativity. She empowers her students in having the confidence to try and take risks and the growth mindset to persevere through any challenges she gives them.

Mark Horner, Tallmadge City, Tallmadge High School, Psychology and United States History

Mr. Horner takes a very student-centered, relationship-oriented approach to teaching, making sure that each and every student feel as if they belong. He also demonstrates his enthusiasm for teaching by serving on many committees and coaching various sports for students of all ages.

Danielle Schnyders, Manchester Local, Manchester Middle School, Grade 5 math

Danielle Schnyders implements new ideas and news ways to deliver curriculum to her students. Danielle is always willing to try something new.

Emily Studeny, Coventry Local, Coventry Elementary School, third grade

Emily is a wonderful educator as well as leader to her peers. She takes the time to get to know her students. She is able to build positive rapport with her students, which results in better academic achievement. She is a part of our Building Level Team as well as heading up many activities throughout the building.

Tim Baugess, Coventry Local, Coventry High School, AP Government, Government, Psychology, Honors U.S. History

Tim is an exceptional educator, coach and mentor, and in these roles he establishes a positive rapport with students, staff and parents. He takes the time to reflect on students’ achievements and uses that information to provide positive learning opportunities.

Teresa Llerena, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, Spanish

Teresa is a very strong teacher when it comes to Spanish instruction and using the target language (her native language) in class. She is very creative in coming up with authentic, culture-based activities for her Spanish classes.

Katie Babcock, Twinsburg City, Samuel Bissell Elementary School, third grade

Katie has outstanding use of creativity and imagination within her classroom. Katie is willing to use this creativity to engage and challenge all students.

John Garber, Twinsburg City, Twinsburg High School, AP Human Geography, U.S. History, and AP U.S. History

John is a great teacher and coach of Girls' Soccer. John has pushed his team physically and academically. The average GPA of each member of the Girls' Soccer team is 3.91. AWESOME!

Ryan Olsen, Barberton City, Barberton Elementary School East, Special Education Grades 3-4

Ryan has created a positive and productive learning environment in his classroom. He meets his students where they are at academically and pushes them to grow both as students and people.

Jessica Crawford, Barberton City, Barberton Middle School, Sixth Grade Language Arts and Social Studies

Mrs. Crawford is a kind and caring teacher who goes above and beyond to support her students. She creates a classroom environment where students feel included, safe and challenged.

Lauren Wagner, Springfield Local, Schrop Intermediate, ELL

Mrs. Wagner is very creative in the way she teaches English to her students. She can often be found coming in early to work with students individually and attending after-school events to support her students.

Mrs. Dena Scrimo, Springfield Local, Springhill Elementary, kindergarten

Dena has been teaching kindergarten for 26 years and is a true team player. She helps out when and wherever she can.

Becky DeLauder, Revere Local, Richfield Primary School, second grade

Becky is an outstanding young teacher who is not afraid to take on leadership roles in the building. She is loved by her students and well respected by her colleagues.

Leigh Haynam, Revere Lake, Revere High School, English Language Arts

Leigh is an outstanding teacher who has embraced the use of technology to enhance her teaching of the subject throughout all of her classes. She is also a member of the district's Innovation Team whose job it to teach in new and innovative ways with project-based learning and personalization.

Alison Blake, Norton City, Norton Middle School, sixth grade English/Language Arts

Alison Blake’s positive attitude and focus on providing strong experiences for her students is only a part of her contributions to the school. Her accomplishments extend to our Primary Elementary as she takes her sixth grade students to the preschool classes for a “Reading Buddies” program where they read with a preschooler once a month.