On Wednesday evening, May 6, the Westerville Education Association (WEA) hosted its Annual Reception at Villa Milano. WEA President Rhonda Gilpin presided over the event, during which time a number of awards were presented.
Superintendent John Kellogg addressed the packed house, as did Tracy Davidson, President of the Westerville City Schools Board of Education.
Friends of Education awards were given to Linda Weiler, Linda George and Ann and Jeff Wakefield.
Retiring educators were also honored: Tim Allen, Cindy Baker, Diane Brewer, Jim Gaul, Michele Lynn Gelzleichter, Elizabeth A. Glenn, Kathleen Gordon, Laura Hance, Denise Katz, Tracey Kearnes, Jane Milligan Leemhuis, Lori Malicoate, Todd M. McDavid, Duane E. McDonald, Jr., Esperanza R. Morgan, Rocky Anthony Pentello, Kimberly Rostorfer, Mary Rubadue, Candace Shicks, Robin Shrilla, David P. Smith, Katie Stapleton, Bob Talley, Sandie Trask-Tyler, and Cathy Twyman.
The 2014-2015 Educators of the Year are:
Alcott, Lee Johnson
Annehurst, Christine Eshenbaugh
Cherrington, Katie Stapleton
Early Learning Center, Anna Webber
Emerson, Shannon Goebler
Fouse, Heather Griffith
Hanby, Kelly Balaz
Hawthorne, Evan McIntyre
Huber Ridge, June Kellum
Mark Twain, Debbie Dunlap
McVay, Joan Klemek
Pointview, Stephanie Lester
Robert Frost, Eric Indiciani
Whittier, Kari Rouse
Wilder, Shelli Speakman
Blendon, Jeff McMillan
Genoa, Erica Hinkle
Heritage, Danielle Brown
Walnut Springs, Amy Van Sickle
Central, Michael Park, Lauren Pratt
North, Elizabeth A. Glenn, Jessica Waites
South/AEC, Todd M. McDavid, Steve Blocker