Ohio Public School Unsung Heroes
I’m Becky Higgins, President of the Ohio Education Association. We teach your kids, drive them to school, serve them lunch, and keep our schools clean and safe. We’re committed to making sure all children have a fair shot at a high-quality education regardless of their family’s income or zip code. We all do better when everyone has a chance to succeed.
We’d like to recognize the unsung heroes of our community who are members of the OEA by acknowledging their hard work and commitment to making their local communities a better place.
Teach. Inspire. Belong.
Tell us your story about how your hero has affected your life in a positive way, and why they deserve to win. We invite you to nominate your “Ohio Public School Hero.” A teacher, bus driver, cafeteria worker, coach, janitor – anyone working in your Ohio Public School who has made a difference in your life, the lives of your children, or in your community.
Ohio Education Association recognizes these Ohio Public School Heroes!
This Week’s Winners
We recognize Kerry Prokop, an inspirational 3rd grade teacher at Beatty Park Elementary, a school which specializes in working with emotionally disturbed students. Kerry is enthusiastic in building her lessons around each student as a way to help them discover where they excel and she motivates them with creative activities. She even attends their sporting events on weekends.
We recognize Kimberly Crasto, a 6th grade language arts teacher at Magsig Middle School. Kimberly designs engrossing assignments that allow her students to learn how to truly enjoy reading and writing. She understands that by making learning fun, students will explore beyond a specific assignment and will search for a deeper understanding.
We recorgnize Lynn Breen, a 2nd grade teacher at Maplewood. Her “Breen Team” concept helps students develop initiative, leadership, and responsibility. Her ability to educate the whole child is remarkable. She challenges students academically and more importantly, creates opportunities for them to grow as people with her positive spirit.
We recognize Cindy Dickmanan, an inspirational 5th grade science teacher at Arcanum Butler Middle School. She motivates her students with interesting hands on science activities, often providing the materials needed with her own money. She is part of a STEM team and helps lead a one-to-one pilot program with her 5th graders.