NKU, partners honor outstanding local educators

For immediate release…
Monday – Feb. 17, 2014

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - For the 10th year, Northern Kentucky University has joined with Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati, College of Mount St. Joseph, and the Cincinnatus Association to honor teachers, administrators, and volunteers who exemplify the best in classroom instruction and involvement with their schools and community.

NKU coordinated the nomination and selection for the Outstanding Kentucky Public School Educator, awarded to Victoria Yeomanson of Randall K. Cooper High School in the Boone County School District. You can watch a video of Yeomanson talking about her passion for teaching on YouTube.

The awards were presented Feb. 11 during a dinner at the Schiff Family Conference Center at Xavier. The other 2014 Educator award winners are:

Outstanding Ohio Public School Educator
Wendy Flynn, J. F. Burns Elementary School (Kings Local School District)

Outstanding Non-Public School Educator
Michelle Gallagher, Guardian Angels School (Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Schools)

Outstanding Mentor Educator
Jennifer Kolde, Blue Ash Elementary School

Cincinnatus/Woodward Trust Distinguished Teacher Award for Cincinnati Public Schools
Brenda Childs, Evanston Academy

James N. Jacobs Outstanding Cincinnati Public School Administrator
Jacquelyn Rowedder, Academy of World Languages

John E. Pepper Award for Outstanding Volunteers
V. Anthony Simms-Howell, Cincinnati Public Schools 

The winners  each received  a cash prize of $500 and an award plaque noting their achievement. You can read more about all the winners on the Cincinnatus Association website.

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