The Cardinal Local School District is proud to share that two of our teachers and one student have received awards from education administrators in Geauga and Lake counties.
Cardinal High School Language Arts and College Credit Plus instructor Maureen Fowler has been selected as the Geauga County Innovative Teacher of the Year by the Geauga County Educational Service Center. Mrs. Fowler has been with the Cardinal School District for nine years and in that time has been instrumental in integrating technology and 21st century skills into our classrooms through the College Ready Ohio program. She regularly presents to staff about incorporating technology and better ways of teaching and assessing by having students apply the skills they’ve learned by creating meaningful content. CHS Interim Principal Andy Cardinal, who nominated Fowler, says, “Maureen has been a leader in helping our staff transform the way they teach in the classroom.” For her distinction, Mrs. Fowler has been awarded a $1500 professional development grant from Kinetico.
Cardinal High School Intervention Specialist Candi Peters has been selected as the 2016-17 recipient of the Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award by State Support Team (SST) 4 in Lake and Geauga Counties. Mrs. Peters has spent her entire 18 year teaching career here at Cardinal. Along with being organized, diligent and managing extra caseloads in the 2016-17 school year, nominator and Cardinal Special Education Director Sherry Peters (no relation) says, “Candi does an outstanding job building a relationship with students while encouraging them to strive for the very best.” In addition to her classroom responsibilities, Candi has also taken a lead role on the high school Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) committee. She received her recognition at a special awards ceremony held April 26, 2017 at the Auburn Career Center.
Along with Mrs. Candi Peters, Cardinal High School 9th grader Cyndle R. was also recognized at the awards ceremony as being the Cardinal recipient of the R.A. Horn Outstanding Achievement Award. Also nominated by Cardinal Special Education Director Sherry Peters, Cyndle received the award, in part, because of her excellent work habits and independent thinking. Peters says, “Cyndle has great attendance and continues to strive for A’s in all of her classes. Her team is very proud of her growth.”
The Cardinal Local School District would like to congratulate all of the award winners on their recognitions and achievements.
About the R.A. Horn Outstanding Achievement Award: Named in honor of the late Dr. Raymond A. Horn, Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction Emeritus, this prestigious award recognizes students’ remarkable performance. Acknowledged as a national leader in the field of special education, Dr. Horn devoted more than 60 years of service to improving the quality of life and learning for students with disabilities. Dr. Horn left behind a legacy and a challenge to all to ensure that every student with a disability be given the respect and the opportunities to which they are entitled.
About the Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award: Named in honor of the late Dr. Franklin B. Walter, Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1977 until 1991, a post held longer than any other state superintendent in Ohio’s history. With over 50 years of service as a teacher and administrator, Dr. Walter’s leadership is evident in many of Ohio’s quality educational initiatives and programs. Among these is the development of the nation’s first statewide plan for children with disabilities.
Pictured In Photos: Candi Peters, Cardinal High School Intervention Specialist, left photo, Cyndle R., Cardinal High School 9th grader, center and Maureen Fowler, Cardinal High School Language Arts and College Credit Plus instructor, right photo.