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Westerville Education Foundation names Teacher of the Month recipients for October

Westerville Education Foundation names Teacher of the Month recipients for October

Lauren Sefton, a science teacher at Westerville South High School and Heather Ivery, a kindergarten teacher at Mark Twain Elementary have been named Westerville Education Foundation’s October Teachers of the Month.

WEF Board Member and Chair of the Teacher of the Month program Rebecca Chesnick, Superintendent Dr. Joe Clark, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Scott Reeves, WEF Board Member Beth Weinhardt and WEF Board Member Coutanya Coombs, as well as administrators and teachers surprised recipients with the news. 

Nomination letters for each recipient featured glowing praise: 

Sefton: “Because Ms. Sefton is willing to stay after school or work with me to find a time so I can understand the material, I will understand the fundamentals of chemistry, will not fail the class because she gives me opportunities to meet with her and builds my self-confidence because I know I have her in my corner in chemistry.”

Ivery: “Mrs. Ivery’s energy, enthusiasm and love for her kindergarteners is truly remarkable. Our son cannot wait to go to school everyday, and if you ask him what his favorite part of kindergarten is, his answer is, ‘Everything!’ When you look at the daily picture updates, you see students who are excited to learn, are engaged in what they are doing, and know they are cared for and supported in their classroom. Our son has learned so much, improved his writing, improved his coloring and drawing, and made so many new friends already.”

WEF recognizes teachers who have made an impact on their students, peers and school community. Sponsored by the Education First Credit Union, the Teacher of the Month program provides winners with $100 for their classroom funds.

To learn more about this month’s award winners and the Teacher of the Month program, visit the Westerville Education Foundation’s website.

  • Mark Twain Elementary
  • Westerville City Schools
  • Westerville South High School

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