Local teacher honored


Battelle for Kids recently recognized Jennifer Stapleton, a teacher from Sciotoville Community School, as a distinguished educator for her tremendous impact on her students, colleagues, and community. Jennifer was among 42 teachers from across Ohio to receive the 2015 Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator Award as a representative of excellence in the teaching profession. The awards were presented during a program at the Educators Connect for Success Conference in Columbus on June 16.

Celebrate Teaching is Battelle for Kids’ commitment to celebrate, honor, and inspire great teaching. Since 2012, the organization has recognized more than 150 outstanding teachers with the Distinguished Educator Award who have shown powerful results in the classroom. The 2015 class of Distinguished Educators were selected for demonstrating evidence of great teaching in multiple ways-including academic, non-cognitive, and community measures.

“The impact of a teacher starts with a student and reverberates through the classroom, the school, and the community. It is truly the gift that keeps on giving,” said Jim Mahoney, executive director of Battelle for Kids. “Congratulations to all the outstanding teachers in the 2015 class of Distinguished Education, and thank you to the thousands of educators across Ohio who give so selflessly of themselves to teach our children.