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Toledo Early College High School
Toledo Public Schools
The fact that I’ve been named Ohio Teacher of the Year is something beyond imagination, and I accept it on behalf of all Toledo Public School teachers, teachers in the state of Ohio, and the public education system, because we are a community. I’m just proud that I can represent that community, and I will do my best to bring a light to the needs of public education.
4th grade math teacher
Thornville Elementary School
Northern Local School District
Humor and hard work are paying dividends in Krista Trent’s classroom. Krista’s unwavering commitment to nurturing the love of learning in every student, all the while achieving top marks, is inspiring.
The Presidential Award affirms a dedication to creating meaningful learning experiences that make a difference in students’ lives. Collaboration with many phenomenal colleagues, curious students, and encouraging parents has inspired me to seek innovative ideas in education... This distinguished award celebrates reflection and action to motivate students to be amazing individuals passionate about learning.
Licking Heights West Elementary School
Being awarded the Presidential Award is a dream come true. It is truly a humbling experience to be considered part of the teaching community, believing in the importance of wonder and discovery that accompanies science... This is my Heisman Trophy, and I could not be more honored and excited to have been chosen.