Area Progress Council Warren County

Area Progress Council

The Area Progress Council of Warren County welcomes you and invites you to use this web site to find information about an APC program or project of interest, read about community issues and events in our eNews area, or learn about our organization and its membership benefits.

2019 Thirty-second  Project Excellence Award Banquet    

will be held May 1 at the Warren County Career Center - Reservations are Required  = Please contact the office (513.932.8228) if you wish to be a banquet sponsor.  Sponsorship is $275 and includes 2 reservations.  

We are grateful to have so many amazing educators in Warren County Ohio

“Everyone who remembers his own educational experience remembers teachers, not methods and techniques.” - Sydney Hook


      PROJECT                                       2019

EXCELLENCE                            Excellence in Teaching

                                                   Educator Award Nomination                                                      

The Project Excellence Committee of the Area Progress Council of Warren County, Inc. seeks to recognize and honor excellent teachers within the public schools in Warren County. We ask your assistance in identifying exceptional educators who demonstrate excellence in instruction or innovative teachers who have pioneered a teaching method.  The educator must hold a current teaching certificate and work for the public school system.
Consideration of your nominee will be based on the information you supply. Characteristics of an excellent teacher might include but are not limited to the following:

 Demonstrates consistency and high commitment.
 Puts research into practice through their own initiative, is a discretionary risk taker.Implements creative
             instructional strategies.
Focuses on raising the bar for all students.
Possesses a full understanding of the subject and has the ability to challenge students at all levels.
Is seen by others as genuine, authentic and sincere.
Is a caring, thoughtful person who extends him or her self to make a positive difference.
Shows understanding of others -- parents, children, etc.
Continues to improve personally and professionally.
Demonstrates that he/she is committed to continuous improvement.
              (i.e. constantly looking for new ways to do what they do)
Influences others to improve by modeling the way.
Other positive characteristics may include: motivational, shares ideas, inspires others, supportive, enthusiastic, creative, etc.

 Provide as much information as possible about your nominee.  Identify the qualities and characteristics that make him/her excellent. Give examples and state specifically how he/she has had special impact on the lives of his/her students.   

 Mail completed nomination to: 
      Area Progress Council of Warren County, Inc. 
      Project Excellence Committee
      Post Office Box 802
      Lebanon, Ohio  45036-0802

 Completed nominations are due by February 28, 2019

Please consult the list below for previously recognized Excellent Teachers who are currently ineligible for consideration. 

Carlisle Local:  Tracy Glover, Diane Johnson, Erika Sprandel & Leah Warner

Franklin City: Stephen Lake, Laurie Soehner, Susan Curry & Keith Vinson

Kings Local: Elisa King, Michelle Schumacher, Julianne Elder & Hope Milthaler

Lebanon City: Coni Duning, Amy Wnek, Anna Sheanshang & Karrie Whitsel

Little Miami Local: Jamie Jackson, Tabitha Smith, Dawn Gasper & Gina Woods

Mason City:  Katie Brosnan, Laura Tonkin, Laura Devaney & Janine Schatz

Springboro Community City: Homer Knightstep, Bridget Lewelllen, Julie Crace &Tiffany Page

Wayne Local: Stacy Keeton, Sherri Rasey, Heather Kerns &Cheryl Richards

Warren County Career Center:    Yvonne Kaszubowski, Charla Cornwell

WCESC:  Sara Harris, Marcia Booher

Project Excellence is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) foundation made possible by the volunteer efforts of visionary business leaders who are interested in the quality of education in Warren County, Ohio.  It is funded solely through the generous contributions of supportive Warren County individuals, industries and businesses.

The Donors who made it happen - - 



PRINCIPALS - $50,000 to 99,999

American Financial Corporation

Fujitec America, Inc.

Mary Hankinson

Harmon Civic Trust

Mr. & Mrs. George Henkle

Mitsubishi Electric Manufacturing, Inc.

Pioneer Industrial Components, Inc.

Worthington Custom Plastics, Inc.


SUPERINTENDENTS - $25,000 to $49,999

Area Progress Council of Warren County, Inc.

Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company

LCNB National Bank


DEANS - $10,000 to S24, 999

Cincinnati Milacron Foundation

Fifth Third Bank

Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Henkle Schueler & Associates

Hi-Tek Manufacturing

Rich Housh Services, Inc.

The Kroger Company Foundation

Mound Steel Corporation

Natorp Nursery Outlet

Repack Surgical Enterprises, Inc.

Ruppert, Bronson, Chicarelli & Smith

Jacob J. Schmidlapp Trust


PROVOSTS - $5,000 to $9,999

The Beach Waterpark

The Beck Group

Mr. Aaron Brafman

Mr. & Mrs. Curt Burge

Mr. & Mrs. Walter Davis

Mr. Arthur M. Johnsen

Kings Island

LeBlond Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. John McMinn

Mr. & Mrs. James R. Miller

Minuteman Press - Lebanon

Wm. A. Natorp Co., Inc.

Natorp, Ltd.

Al Neyer, Inc

Society Bank NA, Waynesville Office

Sumitomo Sitix Silicon, Inc.

Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce


PRESIDENTS - $1,000 to $4,999

Armco, Inc.

Mr. Neil Armstrong

Mr. Mike Augsburger

Bank One, Dayton NA

E. F. Bavis & Associates, Inc.

Mr. Robert J. Bendure

Berenfield Containers, Inc.

Bethesda Hospital, Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. Larry Bone

Brothers Trading Company

Mr. James C. Buehile

CDS Associates, Inc.

Cincinnati Microwave


Community Dental Care

Community National Bank

Coolidge, Wall, Womsley & Lombard

Mr. Earl Conner

Mr. Joseph C. Coons

R.L. Drake Company

Mr. & Mrs. William Federle

Ms. Nancy Fields

First National Bank of Southwestern Ohio

Ghent Manufacturing, Inc.

Mr. Larry L. Gill

Mr. & Mrs. J. Frederick Gossman

Gray, Duning & Dunlap

Mr. Jack Henkle

Huntington National Bank

Kettering; Medical Center

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph D. Landen

Mr.  & Mrs. George Leasure

Ms. Elizabeth Markey

Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Mechem

Mr. Corwin M. Nixon

Rotary Club of Waynesville

Mr. Harold Sherer


Mr. William G. Thornton, Jr.

Tipton Associates, Inc.

Voorhis, Slone. Welsh & Crossland

Waynesville Lions Club

Wright Brothers

Yost Pharmacy



Barbour Company

Howard Berninger, M.D.

Ms. Becki Bishop

Mr. John D. Brown

Mr. William E. Caudill

Mr. Arthur Caviness

Mr. Hall Clarke

Mr. Richard B. Craig

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Cunningham

Ms. Miriam Denton

Mr. & Mrs. Don Dyck

Mr. & Mrs. Dean Eccles

Mr. Tom Florence

Mr. & Mrs. James A. Garrett

Ms. Janet Goode

Mr. Jack Hedges

Ms. Maggie Hess

Dr. Dorsey E. Holtkamp

Mrs. Phyllis B. Holtkamp

Mr. M. Russell Horn

Dr. & Mrs. Richard W. Johnson

Mr. Richard Jones

Johnson Realtors

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Kaufman

Mr. & Mrs. William Kaufman

Mr. Orviile Keever

Mr. Jerome Keller

Landen Development Company

Mr. John Lazares

Lebanon Electric Supply, Inc.

Mr. David Lewis

Mr. Carl Lindner

Mr. G. M. Long, Jr.

Mason Industrial Park

Mason Lumber & Coal Company

Mr. & Mrs. Dean Nahrup

Mrs. Leslie R. Nettling

Mr. Eric B. Partee

Mr. Jonathan G. Payne

Mrs. Charlotte Peek

Mr. Edward A. Perkins

Mr. & Mrs. Al Porter

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Powell

Mr. Joe Rippe

Mrs. Margie Schenk

Ms. Jane C. Schueler

Dr. Daniel L. Shull

Mr. & Mrs. David O. Smith

Sons of American Legion, Waynesville

Mrs. Pat Arnold South

Warren County Board of Realtors

Warren County Ohio Horsemen’s Council

Ms. Jean C. Webb

Mr. Charles Williams

Mr. Fred D. Williams

Mr. Howard F. Wilson

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen P. Wilson

Young & Hubbell, Attorneys


List current as of April 2018

Project Excellence continues to seek donors








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