The Hamilton County Education Foundation presented the 10th annual Celebrate Excellence event May 13 at the Sharonville Convention Center. It honored the K-12 Educators of the Year selected by each of the 24 public school districts in Hamilton County, plus Mason City Schools in Warren County.
In addition to the recognition of the 25 honorees, the 10th HCEF scholarship was awarded.
The keynote address was presented by Kathy Nimmer, current Indiana Teacher of the Year, who spoke to about 250 teachers, principals, superintendents and business and community leaders. Clyde Gray, retired WCPO TV news anchor, served as emcee for the morning’s events.
The HCEF scholarship recipient is Tiera Anderson, a math teacher at Purcell Marion High School. She will complete her master’s degree in special education at Xavier University.
The 2016 Educators of the Year
Demetra Jones, Cincinnati Public Schools, seventh-grade teacher and data coordinator, Gilbert A. Dater High School
Patricia A. Hadden, Deer Park Community Schools, intervention specialist, Grades 3-6, Amity Elementary
Tammy Dietz, Finneytown Local Schools, math, Finneytown High School
Chad Weddle, Forest Hills Local Schools, drama, Nagel Middle School and Anderson High School
Anne Bangert, Great Oaks Career Campus, English, Diamond Oaks Career Campus
Stacy Dotson, Hamilton County Educational Service Center, Early Childhood Program psychologist
Ashley Morrison, Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools, seventh grade algebra and math, Indian Hill Middle School
Debbie Hoerst, Lockland Local Schools, art and media, Lockland Elementary
Kirby Jonas, Loveland City Schools, third grade, Loveland Elementary
Kelly Wing, Madeira City Schools, special education, Madeira High School
Amanda McHue, Mariemont City Schools, intervention specialist, Mariemont Elementary
Dan Little, Mason City Schools, eighth grade physical science, Mason Middle School
Jennifer Shelton, Mt. Healthy City Schools, reading, Mt. Healthy Junior High School
Sherry Renneker, North College Hill City Schools, principal, North College Hill Elementary
Deana Enderle, Northwest Local Schools, eighth grade language arts
Douglas M. Baumgartner, Norwood City Schools, art, middle school
Michelle Ellis, Oak Hills Local Schools, school psychologist, Springmyer Elementary
Matt Fisher, Princeton City Schools, intervention specialist, Princeton Community Middle School
Beth Wernery, Reading Community City Schools, fourth and fifth grade social studies, Reading Elementary
Courtney Frydryk, Southwest Local Schools, math, Harrison High School
Michael Radtke, St. Bernard-Elmwood Place City School District, 12th grade language arts, St. Bernard-Elmwood Place Junior/Senior High School
Stephen Reinke, Sycamore Community City Schools, second grade, Symmes Elementary
Bret Albright, Three Rivers Local Schools, choir director, Taylor High School
Kay Robinson, Winton Woods City Schools, fifth grade math/department head, Winton Woods Intermediate School
Janet Binggeli, Wyoming City Schools, Grades K-4 reading, Vermont Elementary