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      It is with great pleasure that I share with you that Ms. Leila Kubesch, a Spanish and ELL teacher at Norwood Middle School, was selected as the 2020 SBOE District 4s Teacher of the Year.  As such, she is now a candidate for the 2020 Ohio Teacher of the Year.  Her application will move forward to the state selection committee for review on July 26th at Capital University and if she is selected as a finalist, she will also go through the interview process on August 9th at Capital University. 

    The Ohio Department of Education announced the 11 teachers who are designated as the “2020 Teacher of the Year” for their respective State Board of Education district through the Teacher of the Year Program.
“Ohio has so many amazing teachers who commit themselves each and every day to the success of our students," State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria said. "I'm proud to recognize these teachers for their accomplishments and for the excellence they represent. Teachers are the biggest contributor to the success of a student, and it’s important that we continually find ways to support our educators by recognizing and valuing great teaching across the state.”
School administrators, fellow educators, parents, students and community members nominated teachers for the district awards. A State Board of Education member representing each district or volunteer staff from area Educational Service Centers worked with local committees of educators, and often parents and business leaders, to select the district’s awardee.
An Ohio panel of education and community stakeholders will interview state finalists from the State Board district awardees to select the Ohio Teacher of the Year. The state superintendent will announce the statewide honoree this fall.
The Ohio Teacher of the Year will represent the state in the National Teacher of the Year selection in spring 2020, sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Congratulations to Mrs. Kubesch!

Posted Monday, July 22, 2019