Recognition Comes from State Support Team 4, Representing Geauga and Lake Counties.
Middlefield, OH –On April 27, 2016 the Geauga and Lake County Educational Service Centers honored 20 students and 25 educators during the Annual Walter/Horn Awards Ceremony at Auburn Career Center. Honorees were selected by district administrators and were honored in front of over 200 people in attendance for the award ceremony. The Cardinal Local School District is excited to share that two of our teachers and one of our students have received Outstanding Educator and Outstanding Achievement Awards from the State Support Team Region 4.
The R.A. Horn award was established over 25 years ago by the Ohio Department of Education in honor of the late Dr. Raymond A. Horn, Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction Emeritus. This prestigious award recognizes students’ remarkable performance. The Cardinal R.A. Horn award winner is Emily D. Nominated by Jordak Elementary and Cardinal Intermediate Principals Ms. Bearer and Mrs. Fulton, Emily is called, “sweet and very kind. She goes out of her way to help others and she is always saying hi to the other kids in her classroom. She plays with the other kids on the playground and she even helped a friend climb by giving him a boost. She models activities in gym class and shows other kids how to do things better. She is an asset to the classroom as a peer model and she is able to be a great role model.” Along with that, Ms. Bearer and Mrs. Fulton say Emily has made huge strides in her school work this year, reading stories with peers and answering questions about the things she has learned.
The Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award is named in honor of the late Dr. Franklin B. Walter, Superintendent of Public Instruction for 14 years. His leadership is evident in many of Ohio’s quality educational initiatives and programs. The award recognizes educators who have made extraordinary contributions to the education of students with disabilities. Cardinal is proud to have two award recipients this year. The first is CIS Intervention Specialist Lila Nappier. Also nominated by JES and CIS Principals Ms. Bearer and Mrs. Fulton, Mrs. Nappier is called, “a caring and conscientious professional who aims to do what is best for all students.” Praised for her preparation and communications with students, staff and families, Ms. Bearer and Mrs. Fulton go on to say that Mrs. Nappier has, “a positive rapport with her students, parents, and fellow colleagues. She will always take time to lend a helping hand, listen to a student share a special story, greet students and staff as they arrive to school, and keep a smile on her face when things get tough!” MORE Superintendent, Dr. Scott J. Hunt | Treasurer, Merry Lou Knuckles CARDINAL LOCAL SCHOOLS
The second Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award was given to CMS STARS Intervention Specialist Kelly Oblaczynski. Employed by the Geauga County Educational Service Center, her nominating administrators say, “Kelly’s incredible initiative and strong dedication to her students and families is inspiring. She strives to find ways for her students to be included within the total school environment. She has built relationships with regular education students, staff, and administration in order to promote awareness and acceptance of autism within her school building.” Kelly spent the month of April raising awareness about Autism at the middle school through various positive behavior projects. Congratulations to all of our award winners, thank you for your hard work and dedication to the Cardinal Local School District; we are so proud of you!