Westerville Education Association Celebrates Teachers at Spring Reception


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On Tuesday evening, May 2, 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 Rick Vilardo, President of the Westerville City Schools Board of Education. 

Friends of Education awards were given to Reiko Hill, Loretta Landrum and Ellen Sullivan.

Retiring educators were also honored:  Barb Baldrick, Christine Brooks, Sibyl Carr, Kimi Dodds, Joyce W. Lee, Barbara Lyons, Tamara Martine, Mary Jane McDonough, Natalie Schaublin, Jenny L. Wenner, and Mary Ann Cunnigan. 

The 2016-2017 Educators of the Year are:

Elementary Schools

  • Alcott, Melanie Coyle                                   
  • Annehurst, Karey Kugel                                                   
  • Cherrington, Michelle Lowe
  • Early Learning Center, Katie Workman
  • Emerson, Kate Mantenieks
  • Fouse, Phil West
  • Hanby, Jennifer Reeves
  • Hawthorne, Becky Limes
  • Huber Ridge, Haley Koehler
  • Longfellow, Rachel Engelhardt
  • Mark Twain, Shelley Seabury
  • McVay, Sue Zimmerman
  • Pointview, Jacqueline Halter
  • Robert Frost, Vicki Fouse
  • Whittier, Jennifer Mullineaux
  • Wilder, Emilee Berwanger

Middle Schools

  • Blendon, Joyce Lee
  • Genoa, Danielle Koch
  • Heritage, Kristine Konik
  • Walnut Springs, Peter Wegley

High Schools

  • Central, Phill Crank, Brian Nichols
  • North, Jim Brady, Jennifer Walpole
  • South/AEC, Erin Focht, Emily Swank-Kavanaugh