2016 Project Excellence Award Recipients
Carlisle Local Schools
Chamberlain Middle School Courtney Fogle
Carlisle High School Bethany Gentry
Franklin City Schools
Anthony Wayne Elementary School Jill Osleson
Franklin High School Jeff Sams
Kings Local Schools
American Financial Corporation Award
Columbia Intermediate School Tracy Kleis
Columbia Intermediate School Holly Mueller
Lebanon City Schools
Fujitec America Incorporated Award
Bowman Primary School Heather Bickford
Harmon Civic Trust Award
Donovan Elementary School Kimberly Dillon
Little Miami Local Schools
Harlan Butlerville Primary School Tonya Carmack
Little Miami Junior High Kelly Lawson
Mason City Schools
Worthington Custom Plastics Award
Mason High School Aimee Hansen * (2009)
Mitsubishi Electric Manufacturing Cincinnati, Inc. Award
Mason Early Childhood Center Michelle Hastings
Springboro Community City Schools
Pioneer Industrial Components, Inc. Award
Springboro Intermediate School Shirley Coulter
Springboro High School Stephanie Franks
Wayne Local Schools
Samuel D. Henkle and Nellie W. Henkle Award
Waynesville Elementary School Melissa Ferguson
Waynesville Elementary School Amy Lipinski
Warren County Career Center Sandra Colson * (1999)
Warren County Educational Service Center Katie Strubbe
* Past recipient
The Twenty-ninth 2016 Awards' Banquet is May 4 at the Warren County Career Center - Reservations are Required = Banquet sponsors are: Bayer Becker; GMi Companies, Inc.; LCNB National Bank; Lochmoor Stables, Inc.; McGill Smith Punshon, Inc.; Shakerland Farms; SHP Leading Design; US Bank and Warren County Career Center Future Teacher Sponsor is Tim Abbott with Duke Energy
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
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 26, 2016
Please consult the list below for previously recognized Excellent Teachers who are currently ineligible for consideration.
Carlisle Local: Kelly Crowe, Brian Sprandel, Amanda Miller, Amy Sellers
Franklin City: Cindy Benjamin, Olivia Detamore, Melonie, Cochran, Elizabeth Kinder
Kings Local: Steve France, Stephanie Marchal, Ken Johnson, Cindy Null
Lebanon City: Robyn Buskirk, Noah Waspe, Becky Charlton, David Tarr
Little Miami Local:, Stephanie Grieshop, Amber Huber, Scott Hammann, Heather Hebrank
Mason City: Dale Conner, Krissy Hufnagel, Kyle Cox, Lauren Richardson
Springboro Community City: Gail Dauber, Trina Penn, Brandi Hamm, Steven Hoffman
Wayne Local: Sharon Beckett, Pamela Bullock, Cady Bunn, Leah Hellemann
Warren County Career Center: Julie Green, Gordon Gregg
WCESC: Alexi LesChander, Jenny Spurlock
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 - -
TEACHERS - $100,000 OR MORE
PRINCIPALS - $50,000 to 99,999
American Financial Corporation
Fujitec America, Inc.
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
Rich Housh Services, Inc.
The Kroger Company Foundation
Mound Steel Corporation
Natorp Garden Stores
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
Mr. & Mrs. John McMinn
Mr. & Mrs. James R. Miller
Minuteman Press - Lebanon
Wm. A. Natorp Co., Inc.
Al Neyer, Inc
Society Bank NA, Waynesville Office
Sumitomo Sitix Silicon, Inc.
Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce
PRESIDENTS - $1,000 to $4,999
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.
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
CHANCELLORS - ALL OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS
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
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 2015
Project Excellence continues to seek donors