NAME Megan McClaskey
SCHOOL Walker Elementary
HIGH SCHOOL ALMA MATER GlenOak Excessive College.
COLLEGE Baldwin-Wallace Faculty.
FAMILY Husband, Michael McClaskey; daughters, Averee, 8; and Ellie, 6.
WHAT SUBJECTS DO YOU TEACH? First grade, all topics.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? One of the best a part of my job is seeing the kids be taught and develop over the course of the 12 months. First graders change a lot from August to Could. It’s extremely rewarding to witness college students who’re simply studying to learn become extra assured, unbiased readers. Their sense of marvel and pleasure for studying makes coming to high school every day a pleasure! I’m additionally fortunate to work with a tremendous and supportive workforce of academics that share my ardour for instructing.
WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF YOUR JOB? Essentially the most difficult a part of my job is balancing work between residence and college. Having kids the identical age as my college students this 12 months makes it simpler, as I’m able to check out concepts at residence and acquire the attitude of a 6- to 8-year-old.
WHAT SECRET TO SUCCESS WOULD YOU SHARE WITH STUDENTS? I’d say the key to success is self-confidence. If you happen to imagine in your self and have a progress mindset, you are able to do something!
IS TEACHING KIDS THE SAME TODAY AS WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED? WHY OR WHY NOT? Once I first began instructing, we had a number of computer systems and Sensible boards have been the brand new factor. This 12 months, my college students are 1:1 know-how with Chromebooks. Instructing throughout a worldwide pandemic has additionally introduced adjustments to the classroom, together with social distancing and carrying masks.
YOUR STUDENTS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW THAT …: I as soon as climbed over 2,700 steps on the Manitou Incline in Colorado. I didn’t assume I’d make it, however my sister inspired me to maintain going!
WHAT IS YOUR HIDDEN TALENT? My hidden expertise is fixing phrase puzzles. I’d like to go on Wheel of Fortune some day!
IF YOU WEREN’T A TEACHER, YOU’D BE …: I’ve all the time beloved nature, so I’d most likely be a geologist or meteorologist.
AFTER A LONG DAY AT WORK, WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO RELAX? After a protracted day at work, I like to return residence and spend time with my household. We get pleasure from cuddling up on the sofa and watching our favourite reveals.
Alliance Early Studying College
Laura Hackney, intervention specialist — In instances which are so unsure, Laura has stepped up within the first grade workforce by serving to her workforce members nonetheless she will be able to. Between masking academics with no substitutes to adjusting her schedule to assist extra college students, she has gone the additional mile to be sure that normalcy continues at AELS each day.
Alliance Excessive College
Josh Winner, biology, anatomy/physiology — Josh involves work on a regular basis excited to see his college students and educate biology. He challenges his youngsters and so they all the time rise to the event.
Morriah Harp, third grade — Morriah is a workforce participant. She works laborious to run her classroom filled with vitality and enthusiasm, which interprets right into a classroom that youngsters need to be taught in. She shares her concepts and improvements along with her colleagues to unfold the joy into your entire third grade.
Crenshaw Center College
Michael Vandevort, Spanish — Senior Vandevort has volunteered numerous hours of his private time (particularly in the course of the COVID-19 closure) to test in with and help our Crenshaw households which are Restricted English Proficient. Though he’s our Spanish instructor, he assists our LEP households with each factor from registration to emergency conditions at any time they’re in want and he all the time does it with a smile.
Canton South Excessive College
Christina Ricketts, intervention specialist — Christina Ricketts is an Intervention Specialist at CSHS who focuses on English. She readily helps college students with their papers, studying and day by day assignments. Her devotion to Canton South college students is simple. She is usually seen within the night serving to previous graduates with school papers and job functions.
Fairless Elementary College
Kelly Haubert, studying specialist — Kelly Haubert is certainly one of our studying specialists. COVID-19 has triggered a extreme scarcity of visitor instructors, however individuals like Kelly have been versatile to assist maintain faculty in session. She stuffed in for a maternity depart initially of the college 12 months, which supplied our third graders with an skilled, prime quality instructor. She has gone above and past to assist out at Fairless Elementary all through these tough instances.
Fairless Center College
Eric Johnson, eighth-grade math and algebra — Eric is a task mannequin for each workers and college students, as he has taken on these difficult instances with a power of character and calm demeanor. He has been beneficiant along with his time and skills and possesses a “no matter it takes” angle. You’ll be able to all the time depend on him to pitch in every time and wherever wanted. It’s an honor to be his colleague.
Jessica Ciccolini, ELA, math, science and social research — Jessica works extraordinarily laborious to attach along with her college students, unlock their potential and assist them to develop in all areas. Her college students, households and colleagues respect her and worth her enter, assist and suggestions.
Lake Heart Christian
Lake Heart Christian College
Miss Kristi Kindler, sixth grade — Miss Kindler brings and enthusiasm and pleasure into her classroom every day. Her love for college students, for God and for studying naturally gives a optimistic expertise for her college students every day.
Martin Meyer, math, pc science and robotics — Mr. Meyer reveals a dedication to his college students and their studying via his willingness to attempt new concepts. He spends time along with his college students outdoors of sophistication to guarantee they’ll perceive easy methods to apply their studying in each pc science and robotics.
Nathan Smith, kindergarten — Mr. Smith is a younger instructor who has a need to develop alongside of his college students. He radiates vitality, has a willingness to serve, and is a supply of encouragement to these round him.
Michael Wallace, Spanish — Mr. Wallace has been instructing Spanish at LCCS since 2016. He’s an distinctive Spanish instructor inspiring his college students to excel in conversational Spanish and difficult them to missions and repair to Christ. He has led a number of quick time period mission groups along with his church and leads groups from LCCS to the Dominican Republic. His coronary heart for missions and for the scholars of Lake Heart units him aside.
Lake Elementary College
Tori Sickels, third grade — Mrs. Tori Sickels is a heat, caring instructor who naturally builds optimistic relationships along with her college students and strives to satisfy the wants of all learners. Mrs. Sickels goes above and past to verify studying is enjoyable and gives alternatives to connect with the actual world by embedding the usage of know-how into her instruction. Thanks Mrs. Sickels in your dedication, dedication and all that you just do for our college students at Lake Elementary.
Lake Center/Excessive College
Jason Keller, AP Artwork Studio, Artwork 1A & 1B, Artwork 2A and 2B and Artwork 3 — For every of his six lessons every day, Jason Keller gives a welcoming surroundings for college students to develop the talents wanted to switch their particular person creativity to an expression of artwork. He has helped college students to make nice progress as artists whereas serving to them to achieve confidence and take pleasure of their abilities, pursuits, and private values. Mr. Keller has additional enhanced our faculty surroundings by displaying and selling a powerful number of completed merchandise which have been produced via the efforts of many conscientious college students and a devoted instructor. Our hallways are brighter and plenty of college students’ days are higher with the serving to hand from Jason Keller.
Louisville Excessive College
Katy Todd, French — Mrs. Katy Todd teaches all ranges of French at Louisville Excessive College. Her revolutionary instructing concepts and enthusiasm for her topic encourage all of her college students. She even coordinates journeys to France in the summertime time to offer her college students one other alternative to discover the language and the tradition. Mrs. Todd additionally serves as our scholar council advisor. Her management and dedication to LHS is a good asset to the college and her college students.
Lexington Elementary College
Jessica Gullace, kindergarten — Jessica is an superior Kindergarten instructor. She works to develop participating classes that encourage motion and creativity and exposes college students to a wide range of genres. She encourages college students to take dangers and make errors which give a chance to create one thing even higher. Her college students be taught to collaborate, work in small teams, and make their very own decisions based mostly on classroom routines and objectives. She incorporates know-how, scholar led and instructor directed instruction, scholar selection, cooperative studying, and variety into her instructing. She is part of the Optimistic Conduct Intervention and Help Group inside the district and deeply cares about scholar studying and the workers. Jessica works laborious to make sure that her kindergarten college students have a profitable 12 months and all the time has a smile on her face.
Marlington Center College
Nathan Morrison, science — Mr. Morrison is a dynamic eighth grade science instructor and coach at Marlington Center College, in addition to the driving drive behind the newly fashioned MMS Environmental Membership. His easy-going persona and pleasant demeanor permits him to construct a powerful rapport with everybody round him, and his ardour for relating actual world occasions to the science subjects he’s instructing actually engages the scholars.
Kristy Elliott, Title 1 — Kristy Elliot is a Title one instructor at Franklin Elementary. Just a few of the traits that make her such an impactful educator are her need to see college students succeed, a workforce participant, and her flexibility. College students who she works with rapidly notice they’re studying each second they’re collectively. She balances her demanding work ethic with verbal reward and encouragement so college students need to work laborious. Kristy works with all of the academics as she joins school rooms seamlessly offering assist and instruction for the category. As the scholars’ want arises or adjustments Kristie has modified her schedule to satisfy each scholar and instructor wants. She performs a vital half in our success and what she does issues.
Massillon Intermediate College
Jennifer Albrecht, fourth-grade ELA — Mrs. Albrecht is a passionate and dedicated instructor at Massillon Intermediate College! She has used this faculty 12 months to plan for brand spanking new, revolutionary strategies to show her college students, leading to her college students studying, writing, talking and critically pondering.
North Canton Metropolis
Orchard Hill Intermediate College
Jennifer McKelley, fifth-grade math — Mrs. McKelley has a presence within the classroom that lets college students know she means enterprise, however that she cares desperately about their studying wants and effectively being. It doesn’t matter what it takes, Mrs. McKelley goes the additional mile to search out participating classes, assist college students meet particular person objectives and discover which means within the work they’re doing in school.
Hoover Excessive College
Courtney Denims, particular person small group teacher — Miss Denims teaches our college students who attend Transition U, a program that’s designed to assist our college students with particular must develop profession associated abilities. Miss Denims has been main this system for the final six years. She has expanded the alternatives for her college students in the neighborhood and on campus.
Lauren Powell, third grade — Mrs. Powell is an unbelievable instructor! She works laborious to have interaction all college students in studying. No college students can enter her room with out feeling the vitality of the surroundings. At Middlebranch, Mrs. Powell takes on a number of roles and has performed a key half within the begin as much as the college 12 months in third grade. Thanks Mrs. Powell for all you do for the Middlebranch Household.
Sandy Valley Native
Sandy Valley Elementary
Cortney Geiger, fourth grade — Cortney is devoted to the district in some ways. She is a fourth grade instructor and likewise is the varsity head softball coach. All the time optimistic and all the time respectful to each baby and grownup, Cortney is a real Cardinal.
Tuslaw Elementary College
Lori Longworth, third grade — Lori does a tremendous job within the classroom and is a pacesetter in know-how within the district.
Tuslaw Excessive College
Matt Christine, science — Matt is nice instructor within the classroom and is a superb assistant soccer coach.