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Westerville Education Foundation names Teacher of the Month recipients for September

Westerville Education Foundation names Teacher of the Month recipients for September

Julie Chance, a science teacher at Westerville North High School; Tom Cook, a social studies teacher at the Academic Enrichment Center; and Zoe Mieras, a math teacher at Westerville Central High School, have been named Westerville Education Foundation’s September 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, as well as administrators and teachers surprised recipients with the news. 

Nomination letters for each recipient featured glowing praise: 

Chance: “Julie Chance is an outstanding educator who always goes above and beyond her job responsibilities to help the building and all the students and staff who are part of our learning community. In her classroom, you will always find exceptional student engagement in well developed scientific lessons. Her students are always focused and dedicated which is due, in large part, to her leadership in their lives.”

Cook: “I have seen Tom work one-on-one with students (who HATED his subject area) in a way that they enjoy learning about the perspectives of history. Tom has spent hours and hours rewriting guided notes to help learners at all levels. He enjoys doing whatever he can to help students be successful.”

Mieras: “She is kind, smart, communicative and most importantly a great leader in our school… Mrs. Mieras is a wonderful role model and mentor of the type of person we want our Warhawks to grow into when they leave our community.”

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.

  • The Academic Enrichment Center
  • Westerville Central High School
  • Westerville City Schools
  • Westerville North High School

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