Partners in Education February Standouts

Partners in Education would like to recognize the Academic All-Stars and Teacher of the Month for the month of February. These amazing students and teachers were honored for their exemplary hard work and dedication.

Six students reached Academic All-Star status in February. Micah Smith  from Pinnacle Academy in Cuyahoga County, is one of those students. He is described as a great role model and hard worker. His nomination stated that he is a well-mannered student that is eager to learn.

PIEWinnerGrace Jacobs a student at Madeira High School located in Hamilton County is a quiet leader who leads by example.  She is a respected member of many clubs such as the Key Club, Spanish Club and Teen Counseling Club.

Madison Cline is a student at Teays Valley West Middle School located in Pickaway County.
She is a positive learner who is very helpful in the classroom. She is a “great example” to her peers and willing to help others and assist her classmates.

Claira Tipton is an eighth grader at Milton-Union PIEWinnerMiddle School located in Miami County, and now an Ohio Lottery Partners in Education Academic All-Star.  She makes her academic studies a priority and works hard when the class participates in their writing workshop. Her nomination stated that she takes the initiative to see what she can do to improve her grades and get the job done.

Joshua Davison is a senior at Fairport Harding High School located in Lake County. He is a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the Academic Challenge Team. Joshua is active in his school and community.

Three phenomenal teachers were winners for the month of February. First we have Krissy Koltiska, a fourth grade teacher at Pinnacle Academy located in Cuyahoga County. She is described as going “above and beyond” to accomplish tasks in the classroom. She makes sure that learning is fun and exciting for her students by bringing energy to the classroom and her lessons.

Jessica Wills, a 7th grade math teacher at Hamilton Middle School located in Franklin County.  She is described as a “wonderful math teacher, coach, department leader and friend!”  Wills is truly an asset to the school and the district as a whole.

Katie Vensil is an 8th grade science teacher at Edison Middle School located in Stark County.  Teacher Dalene Street says, “Katie Vensil is a prime example of what teachers should be. She holds her students to high standards while at the same time showing great concern for their individual needs.”

Partners in Education would love to have one student and one teacher from each of our nine regions recognized each month.  If you know an outstanding teacher or student, nominate them by clicking here. All nominations are due by 5:00 pm on the 10th of every month.

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